If your palms don’t get sweaty watching Netflix’s “F1: Drive to Survive” somebody better check your pulse
Now that we are slaves to the screen for the foreseeable future why don't we start off by taking a deep dive into what's hot to watch right now:
The Documentary dons at Netflix have just dropped the much anticipated second season of its epic docu-series covering what might just be the most incestual, cunty and high drama sporting leagues in the world: Formula 1.
Hold onto your performance flat brims (and tight polos) as Netflix teleports you to 21 races spanning 5 continents with mind blowing onboard cinematography and behind the scenes footage showing exactly what it takes to be one of the top twenty drivers in the world.
The “F1: Drive to Survive” series is a must-binge for even the most pedestrian streamer. Despite Formula 1’s annual TV audience of over 500 million worldwide the sport is still relatively under appreciated in the United States, compared to say NASCAR, but Netflix has done a phenomenal job of pulling back the curtains on a sport that's traditionally been cloaked in secrecy. Not keen to miss out on a party F1 behemoths and bitter rivals Mercedes-AMG and Scuderia-Ferrari have agreed to let the cameras in on the action for Season 2 which, for any F1 purest, was a major storyline that was glossed over in the debut season.
However it's not all glitz, glamour, fame and champagne in the crown jewel of motorsports: Unlike Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari who dont blink twice at blowing through budgets of up to half a billion dollars, the real pressure is felt by the bottom tier teams who are constantly under siege. Like staving off a committee of ravenous vultures, the grittiness of the show really stems from the scrappy independent teams left fighting tooth and nail to appease impatient title sponsors, looming threat of insolvency all the while making sure their homegrown driver talent isn't plucked up by their deeper pocketed competition.
Click in your three-point harness as you watch some of the biggest divas in sports push the barrier of speed, square off with their own team teammates and angle traitorous backdoor deals in the middle of the season. Credit to F1 and Netflix for continuing this awe-inspiring series because this will certainly help to invigorate a whole new legion of fans bored of watching stock cars go left every sunday.
Pro tip: This show is meant to be an experience so be sure to watch it on a big screen with robust sound. Don’t be a jabroni and watch it on your ipad...or god forbid your phone.