Sports-related documentaries are currently the rage. They are a great way to involve the fans into the grand world of the players and what goes on behind the scenes.
Earlier this year, a 10-part docuseries titled ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’ aired on 8 March 2019. It was produced by F1 and premiered on Netflix. The docuseries chronicled events from the Formula One World Championship, starting from Australia then moving on to Bahrain, Canada, Austria, Singapore, the USA, Brazil and finally bringing in a grand end in UAE.
Now, there are reports that the initial shooting for the second season has begun. Although a comeback has not been made official yet, the crew has been shooting footage of the tracks. Shot testing has begun in Melbourne, Bahrain, China, and Baku.
The docuseries provides exclusive and intimate access to the greatest racing competition in the world. The idea is to provide fans a window into the lives of their favorite racing heroes, on and off track.
Ferrari and Mercedes, Formula One’s two successful teams were not part of the first season (Ferrari only made a brief appearance at the very end) but there is still hope that fans may get a sneak peek into the world of these powerhouses.
In response to whether Mercedes and Ferrari are open to being included in a new series, Formula One managing director, Sean Bratches said: “I’m an optimist. Our goal is to create a platform where all ten teams can play and compete in anything [we do].”
Previously, Netflix had wanted to do a documentary on Lewis Hamilton, his soaring career with Mercedes and the man off-track. The F1 racer declined the offer since Mercedes had something of the kind in the works. Unfortunately, that did not work out and Netflix went ahead with the idea of Drive to Survive.