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Netflix make announcement over future series of F1 Drive to Survive

The hit documentary series will return for a fifth and sixth series, it has been confirmed.

Formula 1 documentary series Drive to Survive will return for a fifth and sixth season, it has been confirmed. The hit Netflix show, that has been praised for helping to bring the sport to the attention of a wider audience, released its fourth season in March and attracted its biggest audience to date. Filming for season five is already underway and will tell the story of 2022, while season six will cover the 2023 campaign.

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Here's to another two years 😍 Formula 1: Drive To Survive is renewed for Season 5 and 6! #F1 @netflix pic.twitter.com/IkWF4EWQ0L — Formula 1 (@F1) May 5, 2022

Verstappen a critic of Netflix; Binotto has praise

While Drive to Survive has proved a hit for Formula 1, the show has been criticised by a number of its most high-profile athletes for manufacturing "fake" drama. Amongst the most outspoken has been World Champion driver Max Verstappen, who said: "I watched a few episodes of the last one and I was surprised I suddenly found myself talking in it. "It's probably stuff from 2018 or something they picked up and used again about fighting and what I like to do. That, of course, was not correct." Meanwhile, Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto recently praised the series for the part it has played in growing the sport in North America ahead of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. Binotto said: "Overall, I think it's very positive. You can see Netflix, the digital communications, the broadcast – it's all good and positive."

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