Verstappen Refuses To Participate In New Season Of Drive To Survive

Max Verstappen has previously criticised Netflix’s Drive To Survive docuseries for taking things out of context in a bid to stir up more drama.

Dutch ace Max Verstappen has revealed he will not be taking part in the new season of Netflix’s Drive To Survive docuseries.

The Red Bull driver has previously criticised the docuseries for being sensationalist and for taking radio messages out of context.

Explaining his decision not to participate in the fourth season of the docuseries, Verstappen said he doesn’t want to be a part of it as it isn’t authentic.

“I understand it needs to be done to boost the popularity [of Formula 1 in the US],” Verstappen said.

“But from my side as a driver, I don’t like being part of it.

“They faked a few rivalries which don’t really exist. So I decided to not be a part of it and did not give any more interviews after that because then there is nothing you can show.

“I’m not really a dramatic show kind of person. I just want facts and real things to happen.”

Asked if he expects his rivalry with fellow Championship protagonist Sir Lewis Hamilton to be exaggerated in the new season of Drive To Survive, Verstappen said:

“Probably in the Netflix show we will be. One time we bumped into each other walking, so probably that will be in there.

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“The problem is they will always position you in a way they want, so whatever you say they will try to make you look reckless or try to make you…whatever fits the story of the series.

“So I never really liked that. I prefer to just have a one-on-one interview with the person who would like to know me,” the Dutchman concluded. 

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