Netflix and Formula 1 have confirmed that docuseries, Formula 1: Drive To Survive has been renewed for a fifth and sixth season on Netflix, and will once again be produced by London-based production studio Box To Box Films.
The series has grown in popularity over time and encouraged a growth in viewership for the sport itself. Season 4 attracted the biggest audience to date and broke into the weekly Top 10 in 56 countries. Its influence in the United States has been credited with helping Formula 1 expand to American races as of next year when Las Vegas will join existing races in Miami and Austin.
Offering unprecedented access, the new season will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare for the 2022 and 2023 championships. The series will offer never-before-seen footage and interviews from the sport’s biggest names.
Filming for season five has already been taking place this year, but official confirmation of the series arrived on Thursday ahead of the Miami Grand Prix. The new season will be set for release in early 2023.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive is executive produced by Academy Award winner James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin for Box to Box Films. The production company, based in Clerkenwell, London, is responsible for a number of other high profile sports documentaries including Steven Gerrard: Make Us Dream, Senna, and Ronaldo.
At the 2021 British Academy Television Craft Awards, the series was awarded the 'Best Sound: Factual' honour and then at this year's American Cinema Editors Awards, producers took the Best Edited Non-Scripted Series honour. The latest series is also nominated for two honours at the Sports Emmy Awards.