The wait is over people - Season 6 of the epic F1 Netflix show 'Drive to Survive' has launched TODAY (Friday February 23).
The Netflix sensation isn't just a TV show; it's a game-changer for Formula 1. Since its inception in 2019, the series has breathed life into the sport, igniting new markets and attracting a diverse, fresh audience. The U.S. serves as a prime example!
Just consider this: F1’s U.S. fan growth was about 10 percent since the Netflix series debut, according to a study by Nielsen.
With Drive to Survive revving up F1's popularity in the U.S and the whole world, Netflix banks on its new series "NASCAR: Full Speed" to replicate this success and reel in new fans for the stock car racing scene.
When does Drive to Survive Season 6 launch?
So, the burning question for all F1 fans every year is when the new season will be available. The good news is that season 6 has launched at 8am UK time on Friday, February 23, 2024 - the final day of pre-season testing and one week before the new season kicks off in Bahrain.
Now, for the bad news (cue dramatic music): brace yourselves, Guenther Steiner fans. This season might be his Netflix swansong after his shocking departure from Haas ahead of the 2024 season. So, this is your chance to enjoy every glorious, profanity-laced moment one last time.
But don't worry! GPFans has got your back. We've compiled a list of some of Steiner's best quotes from the series so far, so you can relive his legendary rants whenever!
- Episode 1, "Money Talks": Lawrence Stroll will do whatever it takes for Aston Martin to become world champion. But his dreams could be over before the new season even starts. - Episode 2, "Fall from Grace": Hopes are high for Nyck de Vries as he takes his first shot at Formula 1. With the pressure mounting, he struggles to keep up the pace. - Episode 3, "Under Pressure":McLaren has a lot to prove after last season. As star driver Lando Norris’ car lets him down yet again, he starts considering his options. - Episode 4, "The Last Chapter": It’s a battle at the back between Haas and Williams. While one team sticks with tradition, the other’s ready to make bold new moves. - Episode 5, "Civil War": Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly have been competing since childhood. Can they overcome their rivalry now that they’re on the same team? - Episode 6, "Leap of Faith":Lewis Hamilton’s been loyal to Mercedes for 13 years. But winning comes first — and with his contract up for renewal, he has to make a tough decision. - Episode 7, "C’est la Vie": An investment from Hollywood stars piles pressure on Alpine’s management. Between frustrated drivers and disappointing results, something has to give. - Episode 8, "Forza Ferrari": In Italy, Ferrari is a religion. So when the team arrives in Monza, all eyes are on new principal Fred Vasseur to make fans’ prayers come true. - Episode 9, "Three’s a Crowd":Daniel Ricciardo is finally back on the circuit. But when an accident sends him to the sidelines yet again, a rookie reserve steps in to take his seat. - Episode 10, "Red or Black": With the season nearing its end and the winner already assured, rivals Mercedes and Ferrari are locked in a fierce battle for second place.
You need a Netflix subscription if you want to catch the latest season when it first airs. As the biggest streaming business around, Netflix, of course, allows you to stream its programming on all major devices and platforms.
There are four different subscription plans:
Basic with adverts: This is the cheapest option, and it does include adverts as the title suggests. You can watch on 1 supported device at any one time, and some programmes are unavailable. There is no option here to download programmes and shows to watch offline. You watch in HD.
Basic: Again just one supported device at any one time and again in HD, but all shows are available, and your viewing experience is ad-free. You can also download to watch offline.
Standard: Here you get to watch and download on two supported devices at any one time, and your viewing experience is in full HD. Everything else mirrors the Basic level of subscription.
Premium: The most expensive option, which brings the full range of Netflix shows to you in Ultra HD. You can watch on four supported devices concurrently and download on six supported devices. The service also offers Netflix spatial audio.
Drive To Survive FAQ
How did Drive to Survive start?
It was the brainchild of Sean Bratches, former MD of Commercial Operations at F1. When Liberty Media bought the sport a few years ago, Bratches hoped to bring it to a larger audience.
As a former ESPN staffer, he understood the value of rich sports documentaries, and the rest is now very successful history!
How can I watch previous seasons of Drive to Survive?
Seasons 1–5 are all available on Netflix, and if you haven’t seen them yet, you can get started before Season 6 hits your screen on Friday, February 23.
Max Verstappen wasn't too happy with how he was shown in Drive to Survive season 3, so he took a break from the show in season 4. After talking things over with the producers, the reigning world champion came back for season 5, and we will see him again in season 6.
How much does it cost to watch Drive to Survive?
It varies depending on which subscription level you choose and which country you are in. In the UK, Basic with ads is £4.99 per month, while Premium is £15.99. In the United States, it starts at $6.99 and goes up to $19.99.
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