Drive To Survive Season 4 airs on Netflix from March 11th 2022. Our DTS bingo card is a bit of fun for your watch party!
Drive To Survive Season 4
What is Drive To Survive?
Drive To Survive – or Formula 1: Drive To Survive to give it its full name – is an award winning behind the scenes documentary series which is a collaboration between Formula One and Netflix. The Netflix crews are given access to the paddock and follow a team or teams for each weekend; sometimes this results in pure TV gold, for example when they followed Pierre Gasly’s team Alpha Tauri on the weekend of his totally unexpected win at Monza in 2020.
Each season of Drive To Survive has 10 episodes and covers the previous year’s Formula One season, starting in 2019 with Season 1 which covered the 2018 races. Drive To Survive Season 4 is released on March 11th 2022 and covers the 2021 Formula One season which was generally considered to be one of the most exciting for years despite its highly contentious ending. We expect to see lots of coverage of McLaren‘s sensational 1-2 finish at Monza and the replacement of Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes by George Russell and a look at the fortunes of 2021’s three rookies as well as the continuing story arcs of drivers such as Esteban Ocon and Daniel Ricciardo who Netflix have been following since season one.
What’s Controversial About Drive To Survive?
Many Formula 1 fans have criticised Drive to Survive for its overly dramatic representation of real life events such as Romain Grosjean’s horrific crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2020 and for its exaggeration (some say invention) of tensions between drivers. The series has also staged certain events for dramatic effect, such as the telephone call between Sergio Perez and Christian Horner when Perez was signed to Red Bull, and is well known for splicing footage and radio commentary from different races together in what some consider to be a misleading way (this was exacerbated by Covid restrictions during the 2020 season as the film crews were limited in where they could go).
The biggest controversy, though, is not so much to do with Drive To Survive itself, but to do with attitudes towards the influx of new fans it brought to the sport. Some longer standing fans of F1 apparently feel that “DTS fans” are not proper fans – a view endorsed by Red Bull team principal Christian Horner during an interview on talksport when he said “it’s bringing in a lot of young girls because all these great-looking young drivers”. This kind of view, which reeks of gatekeeping and misogyny, is thoroughly deserving of the robust pushback it has been getting on social media and indeed during the interview itself.
Drive To Survive Bingo
The Drive To Survive bingo card is designed to be single player because let’s face it, all 25 of the things on the card are pretty much guaranteed to happen. If you want to play as a group, add some more items at the bottom of the list in the “Enter words/emojis or numbers” box and/or change the grid size to 4×4 or 3×3 before using the Generate Bingo Cards button. You’ll then be able to print out (or email) a set of cards that aren’t all the same.