Drive To Survive producer James Gay-Rees is looking ahead to the fourth season of the F1-themed show already - and he has explained which themes he has in mind for the new series.
The Netflix picture has been a smash hit worldwide, with the latest installment, released in March of this year, becoming the most viewed show on the platform for that month in the UK.
In previous seasons, Red Bull's Max Verstappen has scarcely been featured, with the cameras predominantly following the exploits of his former teammates, Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon. But could that be about to change?
"What everyone hopes for is that it will really come to a titanic battle between Mercedes and Red Bull," Gay-Rees told the In the Fastlane podcast.
"Red Bull tries to stay cool and calm and pounce on its own chances, but otherwise everyone is betting on a conflict. Sergio Perez can do well and he drove a great first race for Red Bull, while Max Verstappen almost got off to a dream start.
“With possibly a fierce battle for third place between McLaren, Ferrari, maybe Aston Martin and a few more teams, it could be a very good season."
Looking even further ahead, the 2022 F1 season could also add a new layer of intrigue and complexity, with radical regulation changes set to drastically alter the look and feel of F1. This will represent a new challenge for Drive To Survive, but it is one that Gay-Rees relishes.
"It's going to be a complicated season, with all the new regulations going into effect. The scenario will therefore be different, but with those new, spicy cars we are happy to continue with this [making Drive to Survive]," the producer concluded.