Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has revealed that he cringed and “winced” while watching the third season of the Netflix docu-series Drive to Survive.
Drive to Survive season 3 has gained a lot of positive reviews from fans, and although not everyone is convinced by its authenticity, it is one of the most compelling sports series available.
There is plenty of drama, emotion and of course, breathtaking racing action across the series.
For someone who was at the heart of all the action as it unfolded, Horner said he couldn’t help but fall in love with how the series depicted everything. He said it made him feel like a genuine F1 fan.
“I am sure you will have seen the trailers, if not binged-watched it already, but the third season of ‘Drive to Survive’ is now on Netflix,” Horner wrote in his Red Bull column.
“I was recently asked if I winced whenever I watched it back, the honest answer is yes, constantly!
“It is a TV show but it is also showing a side of the sport that is not normally conveyed during a conventional weekend broadcast.
“It shows some of the characteristics and some of the personalities, which is presented in a certain way to engage the audience, but overall it is very positive for F1 and the popularity seems enormous.”
Horner said he still struggles to comprehend just how topsy-turvy the entire season was, especially on the backdrop of a pandemic that has changed the way the society functions.
“This series is covering the 2020 season, which had so many challenges and you think ‘how did we do all of that in such a short space of time?’,” he said.
“It is a very positive thing for F1 and brings in a whole new audience to the sport.
“My 14-year-old daughter and her friends didn’t have much interest in F1 before the Netflix series, and now they know who all the drivers are!”