Unseen photos of Michael Schumacher and Max Verstappen revealed in Drive to Survive

Drive to Survive season 5 hit screens on Friday, with this season covering the behind the scenes action of the 2022 season.

Drive to Survive is one of the most popular sports series available to watch, as it gives fans access to behind the scenes footage that is inaccessible anywhere else.

The Netflix cameras follow the drivers and team bosses in the paddock, the factory and even in their homes as it looks to tell the full story of the season which it is covering.

The series also occasionally delves into the past as it shows some never seen before footage and this year is no different.

In the episode titled ‘Like father, Like Son?’, photographs of Max Verstappen and F1 legend Michael Schumacher are shown to the audience, with the German cradling a baby Verstappen in one photo before another of Verstappen as a toddler looking at Schumacher is also shown.

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Schumacher raced with Jos Verstappen in 1994 with Benetton, leading to the pair developing a strong friendship, with the sons Mick Schumacher and Max Verstappen also becoming friends.

Drive to Survive also shows a clip of Schumacher telling Jos Verstappen that if Mick and Max ever end up racing against each other, it could be “the first time we have an argument.”

While Mick Schumacher has raced against Verstappen for Haas in the past two F1 seasons, his father has unfortunately been unable to be in attendance of any of his races, as the German remains in a poor but stable condition following his tragic skiing accident nearly a decade ago which left him with brain damage.

Jos Verstappen has experienced the proud moment of watching his son win the F1 drivers’ championship twice so far, with the 25-year-old targeting a third in a row this year.

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Max Verstappen has recently spoken to The Sun about his relationship with the Schumacher family, confirming that he grew up around the legendary F1 family.

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“We used to go on holidays when we were little together, the two families, and these kind of memories will stay with me,” he said.

“For both of us to be in F1 is amazing and also for Michael, he’s a very proud dad for sure.”

While Mick Schumacher will not be on the grid this year following his release from Haas, he will be working as Mercedes third driver as he hunts for a swift return to the grid in 2024.