Netflix teases fans with dramatic Drive to Survive season 5 trailer

Season 5 of Drive to Survive will be released on Netflix on February 24.

Netflix’s ‘Drive to Survive’ has become one of the most popular shows on their platform in recent years, with fans from all over the world relishing the opportunity to see behind the scenes in Formula 1.

The series has massively contributed to the global growth of F1, with American fans in particular becoming more and more common.

Some areas of the world previously struggled to understand F1, meaning ‘Drive to Survive’ has been used as a tool to educate fans worldwide by showing them behind the scenes footage and interviews.

Season 5 of the series will be released on Netflix on February 24 and will cover the 2022 season, telling the story of Red Bull and Max Verstappen’s dominant year.

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Netflix have now released an official trailer for the upcoming release, featuring a number of dramatic moments for fans to look forward to.

Possibly the biggest thing that can be taken away from the trailer is the fact that Max Verstappen returns to the series, having refused to take part in season 4 due to his concerns over Netflix’s storytelling and how they dramatize events.

The truth behind the Daniel Ricciardo saga will also be revealed, as the team seemingly signed Oscar Piastri to replace the 33-year-old without Ricciardo even knowing he was sacked.

The trailer shows footage of McLaren CEO Zak Brown discussing the Ricciardo issue with other members of the team, suggesting that they need to discuss a potential change in drivers.

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The British Grand Prix at Silverstone was also shown in the trailer, with Alfa Romeo’s Guanyu Zhou’s scary crash into Turn 1 giving fans flashbacks to Netflix’s heart-stopping coverage of Romain Grosjean’s famous crash in Bahrain.

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An interesting part of the trailer involves Mercedes, with the team clearly struggling with porpoising and a lack of performance towards the start of the season, with Lewis Hamilton painfully being lapped by Max Verstappen in Imola.

Fittingly, the trailer features a reasonable amount of swearing, showing just how tense the Formula 1 paddock was last year.

F-bombs from the usual suspects such as Guenther Steiner and Daniel Ricciardo make the cut for the trailer, leaving fans counting down the days until February 24, when their favourite drivers and bosses will hit their screens once again.