Formula 1: Drive to Survive Season 1 Episode 1 ”All to Play For”

Watched F1: Drive to Survive ”All to Play For”

“Drive to Survive,” the highly-anticipated new Netflix series on the 2018 Formula 1 season, arrived on the platform this Friday. Ferrari and Mercedes declined to participate in the project and refused the Netflix team access to their garages and factories. The series will focus on the remaining F1 teams, notably Red Bull, McLaren, Hass, Renault, and Williams. The absence of Formula One's two most celebrated teams does not spoil the show. In my opinion, it makes the show even more enjoyable as I can watch the teams fight for wins.

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Hamilton and Mercedes succeed in their toughest challenge yet by Keith Collantine (RaceFans)

Having largely dominated the V6 hybrid turbo era since it began in 2014, Mercedes were obvious favourites heading into the 2018 season. Ferrari, however, had the hardware to give them a serious run for their money.

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2018 was the first year that I really felt that Lewis Hamilton could lose the F1 world championship. Hopefully, Mercedes and the drivers have learned from the mistakes made and that both drivers and car have improved for 2019. But I must admit it was excited to see some of the races where I was not sure who would stand on the podium, Vettel, Hamilton, Kimi, etc.