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Netflix and F1 to return for second series

The operators of the Formula One World Championship have extended a deal with online streaming service Netflix for a second series of ‘F1: Drive to Survive’.

The first season of the series, which followed teams and drivers at every stage of the 2018 championship, was released in March of this year. The series was produced by London-based Box to Box Films and featured 10 episodes of up to 40 minutes each.

The second series, which will be available to Netflix subscribers in 2020, will feature all 10 teams. The inaugural series only featured eight teams due to Mercedes and Ferrari reportedly refusing to participate in the project.

The second season will once again take viewers behind the scenes with drivers, team principals and owners to provide a perspective of their lives on and off the track.

“It is a truly unique series which allows fans to see the unseen side of F1, showcasing the personalities and emotions each team and driver goes through, both on and off the grid,” Ian Holmes, F1’s director of media rights, said.

“Drive to Survive has enabled us to reach an entire new fan base globally and partnering with Netflix for a second season ensures we are continuing to put fans at the heart of what we do and make the sport more open and accessible to all.”