The 2024 F1 season hasn't officially even begun, and yet the last few weeks have brought us so much drama we really need to know if Netflix has been capturing it all for Formula 1: Drive To Survive season seven.
Next week (23rd February) the sixth season of the Netflix series covering the behind the scenes action of Formula One will drop, covering the 2023 season. The sixth season is expected to cover some of the biggest moments of the 2023 season from Max Verstappen's 19 out of 22 wins, to Daniel Ricciardo's return to AlphaTauri, to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell's crash in Qatar.
But what about another season? Will we be getting series seven of Drive To Survive on Netflix? Here's what you need to know.
Has Drive To Survive season 7 been confirmed?
As of yet there's been no official word from Netflix Drive To Survive season seven is happening. However, it seems unlikely for Netflix to not continue with the series, given its previous success.
Season six was confirmed all the way back in May 2022, as part of the announcement of seasons five and six. Season four was announced in August 2021 and was released in March 2022. Following this pattern we're perhaps unlikely to hear news of season seven's confirmation for at least a few months after the release of season six.
What could they cover in Drive To Survive season 7?
Ok, so the F1 2024 season hasn't even started yet and we've already had so much drama we need a lie down.
Easily one of the biggest talking points that will need to be included in a potential season seven of Drive To Survive is Lewis Hamilton's shock move from Mercedes to Ferrari for the 2025 season. Having driven and won six world championships with Mercedes since 2013, Lewis and Mercedes announced his departure from the team on 1st February. It was confirmed Lewis would be joining Ferrari in a multi-year contract from 2025, and would be replacing Carlos Sainz.
As well as covering his departure, we'd also expect the season to then cover who will be Lewis' replacement at Mercedes, and who Carlos Sainz will be joining.
The season could also potentially cover Andretti's team bid being rejected for joining the 2025 and 2026 seasons. There's also been changes to the sprint format for the upcoming season, with the sprint race taking place on Saturday before Grand Prix qualifying, and so we could potentially see an episode exploring the impact of these changes.
A seventh season could also potentially cover the allegations made at Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, who was accused of inappropriate and controlling behaviour. Horner denies all claims and an investigation is currently ongoing.
And as we look ahead towards the 2025 season, there's currently only seven drivers with secured seats: Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, George Russell, Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri and Alex Albon and so a lot of the 2024 season could cover seeing who ends up at which team.
Formula 1: Drive To Survive season six will arrive on Netflix on 23 February
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