Drive To Survive on Netflix gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at a Formula One squad. The concept sounds great on paper, but it has been met with opposition from all corners of the paddock.
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz recently expressed his ‘disappointment’ with one of the show’s episodes in which Ferrari was shown.
“The season three episode about Ferrari is not so great, I was relatively disappointed when I watched it because Ferrari is a lot cooler, a lot bigger, a lot better than how it appears,” the Spaniard said during an interview with GQ.
Verstappen criticizes the show as well
To provide some perspective, the episode Sainz is talking to is titled “We Need to Talk About Ferrari,” and it depicts Ferrari’s disappointing 2020 season.
“We were just going through a rough patch, and I think all great teams in every single sport go through difficult years. And now we are on our way back up,” Sainz said.
The Dutchman argues that the show purposefully dramatizes normally commonplace incidents in order to create screen-worthy ‘false’ emotions and circumstances, resulting in fictitious rivalry.
Clearly, the Red Bull driver does not sympathize with the show or its goals. However, its impact, which has propelled Formula One to unprecedented heights, cannot be overlooked.
The large attendance of fans in Austin only serves to demonstrate that the performance has reached a bigger audience.
Formula One is without a doubt one of the most exciting sports on the planet. It’s also worth noting that entertainment is a highly subjective experience.
True, the show pushes the boundaries of what it means to be entertaining. However, it cannot be denied that the show has attracted a new generation of viewers.