— 13 February 2024

Netflix’s ‘Drive To Survive’ Season 6 Trailer Looks More Exciting Than The Actual Races

— 13 February 2024
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

Formula 1 has inevitably reached the dynastic dominance stage of its cycle with Red Bull Racing and three-time world champion Max Verstappen. It’s to the point where the vast majority of 2023’s race outcomes were fairly predictable — but that doesn’t mean revisiting the campaign can’t be interesting. Especially with the oft-criticised dramatic slant of Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive To Survive, which returns for season 6 in just a few short weeks.

In line with the final days of the 2024 pre-season testing occurring at the Bahrain International Circuit, the hit sports docuseries is scheduled to premiere on February 23rd, 2024 as something of an annual warm-up for all the fans out there.

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“Genuinely, we are enormously proud to be a part of it,” stated longtime executive producer James Gay-Rees, who has returned alongside Box-To-Box Films’ Paul Martin.

“There’s also a lot of satisfaction at being first with these things, and I think that it kind of does feel like the first main access show — certainly out of the UK anyway — that has had this profound effect.”

Not only has Drive To Survive had a profound impact on Formula 1’s growth in viewership and global popularity, it’s also lit the fuse for an entire genre of sporting-related media consumption. Since arriving at streaming queues back in 2019, Netflix has tackled tennis (Break Point), golf (Full Swing), cycling (Unchained), and American football (Quarterback), and soon enough, the NBA — largely with the same team behind DTS.

Drive To Survive Season 6 Release Date

Gay-Rees added: “Bringing such a big new audience to a sport — which obviously was deserved, it just needed somebody to open it up — is massively satisfying.”

“The fact that it wasn’t a fluke, the fact that it’s grown [with every season]… It’s a real honour and we love it. It’s a very difficult show to make, but we love the process, we love the world. Long may it continue!”

Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive To Survive season 6 release date — February 23rd, 2024 (check out the teaser trailer above).


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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]