Red Bull boss Christian Horner is seen telling Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to “shut the f— up” right at the beginning of season 4 of Drive to Survive, which was released on Netflix in the early hours of Friday.
Max Verstappen and Hamilton were involved in one of the most gripping championship battles in the history of F1 till just a couple of months ago.
This docu-series is sure to rekindle many emotions amongst fans, especially after the dramatic ending that saw Verstappen beat Hamilton in the final race.
Even though Verstappen isn’t the biggest fan of Netflix’s Drive to Survive, he may still want to give the show a watch this year!
This season will undoubtedly revolve around the growing rivalry between Hamilton and Verstappen. Although the two have great respect for each other as professionals, there were definitely plenty of tense moments throughout the campaign.
The rivalry and jealousy didn’t begin at the end of the campaign though. It was a slow process, with evidence from the beginning of the season.
Horner couldn’t hide his emotions
As Hamilton is shown clinching his seventh title back in 2020, Horner can be seen in a livid mood.
Mercedes had enjoyed tremendous dominance in the sport in the preceding seven years till this point, winning both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships throughout this period.
With an ambitious project in place at Red Bull, there was naturally some frustration given the fact that Mercedes didn’t seem like it could be toppled.
Hamilton was asked at the podium whether he felt there was any limit to how much success he could achieve after he lifted his record-equalling seventh championship.
The Stevenage-born driver, who was naturally ecstatic with his performances across the season, says, “I feel like I’m just getting started.”
It is at this point that the camera pans to Horner. The Red Bull boss instinctively says, “I wish he’d shut the f— up.”
The ceremony proceeds to show a video of Hamilton lifting his seventh world championship and Horner is finding it tough to hide his emotions.
“How many times do we have to watch this s—”, he says.
Horner says Wolff only in it for the money
While Verstappen went on to win the title at the end of the season, it was done in the most peculiar manner possible.
The Dutchman’s maiden title will forever be mired in controversy.
Horner and his Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff get a lot of TV footage throughout the season.
Towards the end of the first episode, Horner says, “If we pull this off it will be the biggest thing that we will have done in Formula One”.
Horner and Wolff were locked in a war of words throughout the season.
He was asked during one point what he thought about Wolff. He explained the biggest differentiator between himself and Wolff.
“What you have to remember about Toto is he inherited something that is already well-oiled. He’s not really had to build anything.
“He’s much more motivated by the financials of Formula One, rather than the competition.”