Netflix’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary “Drive to Survive”, which takes an inside look at Formula One, will be released on March 8. However, the series was created without the participation of two leading race teams.
According to a report from The Telegraph, Mercedes and Ferrari are being accused by the series film makers of letting down the sport.
Formula One owners Liberty Media were deprived of featuring some of the biggest stars in the sport, including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, thanks to the non-participation of Mercedes and Ferrari. All other Formula One teams, eight in total, chose to participate in the documentary.
“Mercedes and Ferrari wanted to operate under different terms to the rest of the teams, and us, as producers, and Netflix as the broadcasting platform, didn’t feel comfortable with that,” said executive producer.
The documentary was forced to overlook Hamilton’s journey to his fifth F1 championship title due to these omissions.