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'Most Dramatic' Year Of Drive To Survive Is Being Called Worst Season Yet

'Most Dramatic' Year Of Drive To Survive Is Being Called Worst Season Yet

The Netflix series has been criticised for missing out major events in Formula One.

Fans of Netflix's documentary series Drive To Survive have been left disappointed with the latest season following a dramatic year in Formula One.

Between Kimi Räikkönen's departure from the sport, the return of Aston Martin and Lewis Hamilton's success at the Brazilian Grand Prix, 2021 was full of events that would have made good content for a series focused on Formula One.

Unfortunately, many Drive To Survive fans seem to believe the show missed the mark in its most recent fourth season, which arrived on the streaming service last week.

The series kicked off at the Bahrain Grand Prix and spent the following nine episodes detailing the moves of drivers such as Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris, Max Verstappen and Hamilton, before coming to an end with an epic face-off between Mercedes and Red Bull.

It revealed a lot about the 2021 season, but the exclusion of some key events led some fans to be disappointed in the latest instalment.

Some viewers criticised Netflix for managing to release the 'worse season' of Drive To Survive despite 'one of the best F1 season[s] in a long time', while another said the creators 'missed out so much and didn't explain things enough'.

After watching the series, one Netflix user wrote: "Having now finally watched #DriveToSurvive I can safely say I have never been so disappointed."

"Netflix have totally bottled it this year, missed out most of the key moments in the season, placing random clips which didn't fit every 10 seconds, Hamiltons 2 minute long 10 sec pen.. No Zandvoort, seeing the same clips about 20 times with no context what so ever, cringe voice overs over other clips, No mention of Kimi in his final season, No real focus on some teams, Drivers clearly didn't seem to care about it either, absolute mess," they concluded.

Though Red Bull racer Max Verstappen is featured in the series, some viewers also took issue with the fact there were no interviews with the Belgian-Dutch driver.

Verstappen has previously accused Drive To Survive of having 'faked a few rivalries which don't really exist' for the show, telling Associated Press: "I decided to not be a part of it and did not give any more interviews after that because then there is nothing you can show. I am not really a dramatic show kind of person, I just want facts and real things to happen."

Though the latest season does not appear to be the favourite for many, the series is still proving popular with fans and is currently trending at number one on Netflix in the UK.

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