Drive to Survive Season 3

Drive to Survive Season 3

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Cedric Daniels

110 posts

136 months

Saturday 27th March
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Just watched the Mercedes episode of Season 3 -

Broke my heart when Bottas returned to the staff quarters to realise loads of the staff had already left. I know it is probably down to creative editing by Netflix but it tugged on the heart string. Thought he came across very well in that episode, especially for me who only started watching F1 properly last season

resolve10

249 posts

9 months

Saturday 27th March
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Kraken said:
Guess that's just the modern way. If it's not on video it doesn't exist. All of that has been able for years and years through the print media.
Yes, but Netflix has a huge audience and will pick up 'casual' fans and even people who've never watched a race before and draw them in. Those people would never go out and buy F1 specific print media, but would happily watch 40 minutes of carefully edited TV.

It's just marketing and it works, but the beauty of it is you can just give it a miss if you don't fancy it. Same applies to this thread.

Pilotguy

309 posts

223 months

Sunday 28th March
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F1 coverage on Channel 4 (made by Whisper productions) clearly have changed their style of presentation somewhat in response to Drive To Survive's success through Netflix.
I've loved watching Seasons 1 & 2, I was late to the party. I think the coverage of rookie F1 drivers with less emphasis on Lewis Hamilton is what makes the programme so interesting. Of course the interviews and insight as well as the superb 4k filming is fantastic.
Just getting into Season 3 at the moment and the excitement for F1 is back again!

RammyMP

4,758 posts

117 months

Sunday 28th March
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Cedric Daniels said:
Just watched the Mercedes episode of Season 3 -

Broke my heart when Bottas returned to the staff quarters to realise loads of the staff had already left. I know it is probably down to creative editing by Netflix but it tugged on the heart string. Thought he came across very well in that episode, especially for me who only started watching F1 properly last season
I agree, he went up in my estimation. Other drivers went down after watching the series.

The Ferrari one was good, fair play to Seb for staying professional.

glazbagun

11,597 posts

161 months

Sunday 28th March
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Have just binged this, in all I thought it was great, but I was surprised at the relative lack of Lewis apart from the end, and the near total absence of Turkey. It only being mentioned when Stroll got pole! Maybe the teams can veto it. laugh Also noticed that Lewis doesn't mention Nico by name when he's talking about him. laugh

Agree that Seb came off well, I do wonder why anyone would want to work for Ferrari given the choice!

Stroll vs Renault was a good watch

Hass were enjoyable, but seemed a bit like Williams in the previous season- majoring on being a big family and getting along whilst dying on track.

Great series. Crazy to think how suddenly Covid suddenly turned everything upside down.

DanielSan

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16,050 posts

131 months

Sunday 28th March
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RammyMP said:
Cedric Daniels said:
Just watched the Mercedes episode of Season 3 -

Broke my heart when Bottas returned to the staff quarters to realise loads of the staff had already left. I know it is probably down to creative editing by Netflix but it tugged on the heart string. Thought he came across very well in that episode, especially for me who only started watching F1 properly last season
I agree, he went up in my estimation. Other drivers went down after watching the series.

The Ferrari one was good, fair play to Seb for staying professional.
He always seems like a genuinely nice guy, and as much as he is a good F1 driver, and insanely fast on his day. Without Rosberg's very last minute retirement and being the only driver realistically available at that time, I can't think of a scenario that would get him into the Mercedes otherwise.

The Moose

20,770 posts

173 months

Sunday 28th March
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DomesticM said:
Wow, Lawrence Stroll comes across as an arrogant arse, doesn’t he.
Weird - I didn’t get that impression at all.

jonwm

1,785 posts

78 months

Monday 29th March
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The Moose said:
DomesticM said:
Wow, Lawrence Stroll comes across as an arrogant arse, doesn’t he.
Weird - I didn’t get that impression at all.
I thought he commanded attention, I imagine working for him in the corporate world would be a challenge, one of those guys that when in the office everyone is on edge.

RammyMP

4,758 posts

117 months

Monday 29th March
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jonwm said:
The Moose said:
DomesticM said:
Wow, Lawrence Stroll comes across as an arrogant arse, doesn’t he.
Weird - I didn’t get that impression at all.
I thought he commanded attention, I imagine working for him in the corporate world would be a challenge, one of those guys that when in the office everyone is on edge.
I don’t think I’d want to work for him!

resolve10

249 posts

9 months

Monday 29th March
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He certainly wouldn't get the best out of me. Rule with encouragement and support, not fear.

Dashnine

369 posts

14 months

Monday 29th March
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resolve10 said:
He certainly wouldn't get the best out of me. Rule with encouragement and support, not fear.
Then you probably wouldn't get the job.

Zetec-S

4,008 posts

57 months

Monday 29th March
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Well having just binged watched Seasons 1-3 over the past weekend, I have to say it's a brilliant piece of work from Netflix (and F1)...

I don't think I've watched an entire F1 race for about 10 years now, and it's a good 15+ years since I could describe myself as an F1 enthusiast, yet I'm now drawn in and thinking about getting a subscription to watch it again. And if anything Mrs ZS is even more keen. I think they've hit the nail on the head with this and breathing new life (and fans) into the sport.

Yes, some of the editing isn't "right", but 99% of the fans/viewers don't care - it's beautifully shot and the perfect showcase for F1, injecting some personality and behind the scenes insight into it.

Loved Guenther Steiner's "bunch of wkers" comment rofl , and as others have said, if you lookup "Frenchman" in the dictionary you'll see a photo of Cyril. Zak Brown has risen immensely in my estimation - wasn't sure what to think of him but after watching 3 seasons really like the guy and can see his passion and enthusiasm. Confirmed my dislike of Leclerc and Verstappen, and surprisingly found myself taking to Lewis a little more afterwards as well. I said within about 30 seconds of Lawrence Stroll appearing in season 1 that he looked like a fking nightmare to work for and nothing I saw afterwards did anything to change that.

I thought the Grosjean episode was well done, Mrs ZS was not aware of the incident so was genuinely on the edge of her seat not knowing if he would make it. And even though I knew the outcome it was still hard to watch. Great to see the acknowledgment of the stewards and track team afterwards.

Roll on season 4... biggrin

entropy

4,056 posts

167 months

Tuesday 30th March
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jonwm said:
I thought he commanded attention, I imagine working for him in the corporate world would be a challenge, one of those guys that when in the office everyone is on edge.
His facial expressions gave me a good chuckle - resembled a Roman emporer's. Hard man to please. Everyone seemed fearful of him, even Otmar.

Teddy Lop

4,689 posts

31 months

Tuesday 30th March
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entropy said:
jonwm said:
I thought he commanded attention, I imagine working for him in the corporate world would be a challenge, one of those guys that when in the office everyone is on edge.
His facial expressions gave me a good chuckle - resembled a Roman emporer's. Hard man to please. Everyone seemed fearful of him, even Otmar.
I thought he looked like an (actual) muppet.

He's a narcissist, TBF like most in his position.

Moospeed

439 posts

229 months

Tuesday 30th March
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paulguitar said:
kiseca said:
I didn't notice him in season 1, which means he did just fine (IMO) then.

In season 2 he drove me bonkers because everything he said was just stating the blindingly obvious, or rehashing some popular percieved wisdom or cliche about Formula 1.

In season 3 I noticed him because of Season 2, but he didn't drive me bonkers this time.
I think the talking heads seem to be there just to provide a basic narrative. It's aimed at non-F1 fans really, but I think all of them do a perfectly decent job and didn't annoy me at all. The messing with pit to car audio, however...ranting
I was probably being a bit harsh, agreed that it's probably season two that wound me up - kept thinking he'd do well on Channel 5.

Obi Wan

2,026 posts

179 months

Sunday 4th April
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As a non F1 fan I was throughly hooked throughout the 3 seasons. I binged the lot in a week and I was hoping to watch the start of the 2021 season before realising it’s on sky sports and not on terrestrial TV. I’m hoping Williams and Hass pick up a few wins this season after their underdog portrayal on the show. Lawrence Stroll as others have said seems like a dick.


trackdemon

10,923 posts

225 months

Sunday 4th April
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Obi Wan said:
As a non F1 fan
Obi Wan said:
I’m hoping Williams and Haas pick up a few wins this season
The latter confirms the former winkhehe

Sadly there's no chance in hell either of them will win a race, they are whole seconds a lap slower than the usual front line cars frown

cuprabob

9,739 posts

178 months

Sunday 4th April
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Obi Wan said:
... before realising it’s on sky sports and not on terrestrial TV.
Highlights of Quali and the race are shown on Channel 4 a few hours after the Quali session on a Saturday and the race on Sunday.

Dashnine

369 posts

14 months

Sunday 4th April
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Obi Wan said:
Lawrence Stroll as others have said seems like a dick.
Albeit a very rich dick.

There seems to be a general ignorance of what it takes to make businesses successful, generally I believe most company leaders are not nice people. Those who appear to be nice (Branson jumps to mind) I’m prepared to bet are not when dealing behind closed doors?

Blib

37,528 posts

161 months

Sunday 4th April
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I've always thought that Bill Gates is 'nice'.