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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.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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