Will there be a season 6 of Drive to Survive on Netflix?

There have been four seasons of Netflix’s Drive to Survive show with season five to air in February

Sports Staff
Friday 24 February 2023 07:47 GMT
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Formula 1’s popular behind-the-scenes documentary series Drive to Survive will soon return to Netflix once again as is annual tradition.

The streaming platform has released a final teaser trailer for season five, which will cover Red Bull’s dominant 2022 as well as the mishaps from the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes.

Season four looked back on the explosive 2021 season where Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton went toe-to-toe and pushed each other so hard they went into the final race of the season level-pegging. The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix turned into one of the most controversial moments in sporting history when Verstappen overtook Hamilton on the last lap in confusing circumstances.

While Hamilton and Mercedes did not challenge for the title in 2022, the team did progress as the season went on and George Russell won his first race in Brazil. However, it was a year when Red Bull and Verstappen dominated after a bright start from Ferrari fell away, as their strategy decisions were repeatedly scrutinised.

Verstappen’s eventual crowning as back-to-back world champion was not without controversy though, with Red Bull involved in a cost-cap saga which divided the paddock.

That, as well as last summer’s driver market soap-opera involving the likes of Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo and Oscar Piastri, will all be covered in the upcoming season.

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Max Verstappen refused to feature in season four of Drive to Survive (AP)

Will there be a season 6 of Drive to Survive on Netflix?

Last May, Netflix announced that a new deal with Formula 1 had been agreed for a fifth and sixth season of Drive to Survive to air on the streaming platform. So yes, there will be another season!

Judging by the release dates of previous seasons, the release of season 6 will be just before the start of the yet-to-be-announced 2024 Formula 1 season.

It is likely to be around late February/early March. Season six will show behind-the-scenes coverage of the 2023 Formula 1 season.

When is season 5 released?

The fifth season of Drive to Survive will be released on Netflix on Friday 24 February, 2023.

What time will season 5 be released?

As is custom with Netflix original shows, the series will be released at midnight Pacific Time, meaning 8am (GMT) in the United Kingdom and 3am (ET) in New York.

How many episodes will there be?

There have been 10 episodes in each of the last four seasons and this new season is no different.

Where can fans watch?

When season five is released, the full season will be available to watch on streaming service Netflix.

Netflix subscriptions start from £4.99 a month.

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