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Netflix shifts into Box to Box’s “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”

Global streaming giant Netflix has scheduled an early March premiere date for Box to Box Films’ 10-part automotive docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive. Executive produced by Academy Award-winner James Gay-Rees (Amy, ...
February 21, 2019

Global streaming giant Netflix has scheduled an early March premiere date for Box to Box Films’ 10-part automotive docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive.

Executive produced by Academy Award-winner James Gay-Rees (Amy, Senna), Formula 1: Drive to Survive will provide viewers with exclusive and intimate access into the world’s fastest racing competition.

Formula 1 has undergone reinvention in an attempt to build the sport’s sustainability since its acquisition in January 2017 by Liberty Media. As a result, Formula 1: Drive to Survive will offer unprecedented access and insight into the personal lives, sacrifices and challenges of F1′s top drivers, families, principals and owners while also zeroing in on the direction of this multi-billion-dollar racing business.

The series will follow each stage of the 2018 F1 World Championship, beginning in Melbourne, Australia, and hitting various cities in Bahrain, Canada, Austria, Singapore, Austin and Brazil before ending up in Abu Dhabi.

This series is executive produced by Gay-Rees and Paul Martin for Box to Box Films, with Sophie Todd as showrunner.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive premieres March 8 on Netflix.

“F1 has long been a world of colorful characters and super-sized egos, thrills and drama, victory and tragedy but until now that world has been largely hidden and secretive from fans,” said Box to Box’s Martin in a statement. “Formula 1 : Drive to Survive takes the viewers right into the heart of this world and shows what it is like to live, work and race within the world’s fastest sport.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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