First trailer for new 2019 Netflix F1 series revealed

Formula 1 Drive to Survive trailer

F1 Netflix documentary release date confirmed

The first trailer for "Drive to Survive", the new Netflix series on Formula 1, has been revealed. The series will air on the service from 8 March 2019 onwards.

In the announcement, Netflix adds that Formula 1: Drive to Survive will look at the "huge revolution" that the sport is undergoing since the Liberty Media takeover in January 2017, with a focus on "sustainability" and "passion". The trailer above shows some incredible footage of behind-the-scenes work the team does, emotional moments when a driver crashes, and families who simply pray for a clean race.

The show will feature 10 episodes and covers each stage of the 2018 Formula 1 season.

As a new generation of drivers step out of the shadows, Formula 1 has opened its doors to give unprecedented access to the top drivers, team principals and owners, to set the scene for a new wave of gripping competition and challenges. Right from the season opener in Melbourne to the dramatic final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

Paul Martin of Box to Box Films further added: "Netflix was the ideal platform on which to tell the inside story of this incredible sport". "F1 has always been a world of colourful characters and super-sized egos, thrills and drama, victory and tragedy but until now that world has been largely hidden and secretive from fans".

The Netflix-produced series documenting last year's Formula 1 championship is to be released during the build-up to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Sophie Todd, who has worked on several docu-series for British networks BBC and Channel 4, is the showrunner.

F1 media rights director Ian Holmes said "this truly unique series embodies the sport and helps us to showcase and unearth the untold stories on and off the track".

"Partnering with Netflix to create an original series puts us at the forefront of becoming a media and entertainment brand and attracting new fans to the sport".

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