Netflix has been chasing up Formula One teams for its docuseries Drive to Survive. With the show already completing its first season, after covering the 2018 season earlier this year, the sequel is reportedly all set to feature the top two teams in the world’s most famous and high rolling racing event.
Ferrari and Mercedes, Formula One’s most iconic and top tier teams have reportedly agreed to be a part of the docuseries by American streaming giants Netflix – Drive to Survive, according to Radio Monte Carlo, a radio station from France.
It was reported that both elite teams rejected the offer in the first season of the ten-part show that aired earlier in 2019. Though neither Ferrari or Mercedes have officially confirmed the agreement, the French-Monégasque radio station claims that the on-track rivals have given a go-ahead on the deal.
News broke out of this a couple of weeks after Ferrari team’s principle Mattia Binotto was seen speaking to reporters and telling them that the Italian racing manufacturer had expressed interest in a new Netflix project this season.
He said, “It was certainly an interesting program. We were not participating last season but are considering it at the moment.”
Sean Bratches, Formula One’s commercial managing director, during the opening day of SportsPro Live, held in London last month, said that filming for an uncontracted Drive to Survive sequel had already commenced, which seems to be increasingly likely to happen.
Are we going to see two of the most successful and famous racing teams in Formula One’s history finally come together on the famous Netflix show? We can only wait and watch.