- As we reflect in the last year and scroll endlessly through streaming interfaces while claiming to be working from home, there's one show that even if you don't like sports, you'll love this series. Netflix is currently in the post-production phase of their most recent season of the documentary series called Formula 1: Drive to Survive. Please do not refer to Formula 1 as European Nascar, my heart will hurt. In short, Drive to Survive is the season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills we deserve, here's why.
1. The money (obviously)... yeah, yeah, eat the rich let's get that out of the way. One of the most intriguing parts about the show is learning how financing a team, car, and drivers work. It's lots of money for some teams and not as much for others which plays a large hand into who wins the races. It's not simply the agility of the athlete. Also many of these drivers come from some very privileged families where racing/karting is an expensive sport to take up, so already the playing field is very narrow to enter.
2. There's some eye candy. Well, OP prefers the older, richer, team principals but some of the drivers are adorable.
ie. the very adorable Charles Leclerc and his phenomenal eyebrows.
( Baby, you can drive my car... well, vroom, vroom, bitch!Collapse )
10. Men being hella catty and petty and emotional is always great to watch.
As a lover of sports documentaries, I'm so happy I started watching this series. I'm now kind of obsessed with Formula 1 and with contracts expiring, new financial regulations, and so many driver and staff lineup changes, Ferrari's cheating scandal, this third season will be a hot mess. Let the three of us discuss!