After shunning ‘fake’ Drive to Survive, Verstappen joins hands with Canal+ to feature in solo documentary

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen lifted the 2021 Formula One drivers’ championship in extraordinary fashion, with plenty of controversy in the final race of the season marring an otherwise fantastic display by the Dutch driver across the campaign.

While the latest season of the Netflix docuseries ‘Drive to Survive’ is sure to showcase plenty of events and drama from his historic season, Verstappen recently declared that he refused to offer any additional footage to the crew.

He rejected multiple interview requests as he believes Drive to Survive is scripted and ‘fake’.

However, French channel Canal+ has decided to document his success and Verstappen has absolutely no problem with the way they are going about their business.

The documentary titled ‘Born to Win’ is set to be released soon and it captures Verstappen’s rise as a premier Formula 1 driver since getting recruited by Red Bull at a young age.

Canal+ released the trailer of the show which is set to focus primarily on Verstappen’s record-breaking season in 2021.

The show has been advertised in a way that pits Verstappen’s name amongst the sport’s most successful drivers, including Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen was never a fan of Drive to Survive

Max Verstappen. Credit:

The show is set to have footage from Verstappen’s younger days, with a narrative of his development both as a driver and person since making his debut in F1 as a 17-year-old.

The documentary will further explore the leading role played by Verstappen’s family, with special emphasis on his father Jos Verstappen.

Verstappen has been quite vocal about his lack of interest in the highly popular Netflix series Drive to Survive.

It remains to be seen how Canal+ has approached this documentary.

Regarding the Netflix show, Verstappen had earlier said, “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 trying to make you… whatever fits the story of the series.”

Verstappen will be looking to add to his success from last year as he takes on a revitalized Lewis Hamilton in the upcoming F1 season. Will he be able to replicate his success from last year? Let us know in the comments!

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