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Formula 1: Drive To Survive – Episode 10, Down To The Wire

Down To The Wire

13th March 2021

In the final episode we’re at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi and it’s the race in the constructor’s championship for third place that we’re focussing on.

Hamilton has the driver’s championship all wrapped up so Netflix follow McLaren, Racing Point and Renault, all of whom have the chance to take third.

Racing Point are the favourites with many of the commentators saying they’ve been the third best car all season.

In the race however, it’s a different matter. Perez has engine failure during the race, Stroll has tyre issues, forcing him down the field. McLaren take fifth and sixth, Riccardo seventh with Ocon pipping Stroll to ninth.

This hands third place in the constructor’s championship to McLaren, and they couldn’t be happier. Verstappen wins the race, and Red Bull couldn’t be happier either!

The rest of the episode is given over to people talking about next season and the future, except for a slight interlude where Cyril Abiteboul redeems himself somewhat and honours the bet with Riccardo in regards to the tattoo.

Lawrence Stroll takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the Aston Martin factory and shows us the new designs for next years cars, which look a very nice green.

Steiner talks about next year and having two rookie drivers to contend with, whilst Horner talks about wanting to keep the pressure up on Mercedes for all races, not just one.

Toto talks about the relentless nature of F1, the many flights, hotel rooms etc, and his desire to, at some point, move up into a more ‘overseeing’ position. Could this put Hamilton in his place?

Speaking of which, Hamilton talks about the other events of the year, away from F1. George Floyd, his own experiences of racism and his fight for change.

You feel like you aren’t seeing everything ‘behind the scenes’ of F1 with the series, but it’s as close as we’re going to get to a series that won’t even release details of settlements with teams.

The drivers and team principle’s seem more onboard with Netflix being around, which is good, and the drivers appear free to speak their minds, rather than having some nervous PR person telling them what to say.

DETAILS

   

RELEASE DATE
19th March 2021

DIRECTED BY
James Routh, Nick Hardie

Running Time:
40mins

THE QUICK SELL
In the final episode we’re at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi and it’s the race in the constructor’s championship for third place that we’re focussing on.

CAST & CREW
Christian Horner, James Routh, Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton, Nick Hardie, Toto Wolff, Zak Brown

TV / STREAMING PLATFORM
Netflix

DETAILS

   

RELEASE DATE
19th March 2021

DIRECTED BY
James Routh, Nick Hardie

Running Time:
40mins

THE QUICK SELL
In the final episode we’re at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi and it’s the race in the constructor’s championship for third place that we’re focussing on.

CAST & CREW
Christian Horner, James Routh, Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton, Nick Hardie, Toto Wolff, Zak Brown

TV / STREAMING PLATFORM
Netflix

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