Netflix drop new Drive to Survive trailer – F1 followers spot key Verstappen element

The sixth season of Drive to Survive is about to hit screens on February 23 – however Netflix’s latest trailer has left Formula One followers scratching their heads.

One driver anticipated to star on this new season – Max Verstappen – was quite good in 2023. He stormed to victory in 19 of the 23 races he competed in – a document that may take some beating.

Being the main title within the sport, you’d count on he’d be entrance and centre for Netflix’s cameras. But you’d assume mistaken.

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Released on Monday, February 12, a 30-second teaser for Drive to Survive season six caused extra confusion than it did pleasure when eagle-eyed followers observed that back-to-back world champion Verstappen did not characteristic in any respect. Considering the Red Bull driver gained all however three races, the expectation was that’d he’d play a starring function within the season, or not less than characteristic within the trailer for that matter.

But Netflix both selected to not embody any footage of Verstappen, or as some followers are theorising, they may barely have any behind-the-scenes footage of him or his exploits in any respect. Verstappen’s team-mate Checo Perez, who for a really transient millisecond regarded as if he may problem the Dutchman to the driving force’s championship after the primary 4 races, which he gained two of, additionally did not characteristic within the trailer.

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Verstappen eased to championship win in 2023
Verstappen eased to championship win in 2023

Oscar Piastri’s debut season on the grid wasn’t teased on this snippet both, additionally resulting in many on social media being understandably baffled. The exclusion of any footage from even one among Red Bull’s 22 race wins has followers considering that Red Bull will hardly play a job on this season.

The first season of the present barely touched on Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes’ dominance, and the Dutch three-time champion has been vocal about his distaste for the present up to now. So an absence of Verstappen could also be comprehensible.

Drive to Survive does, in any case, are inclined to give attention to groups like Haas. Their staff principal, and one of many reveals most beloved figures, Guenther Steiner stepped down from his function this yr.

The new season needs to be a success regardless if Verstappen stars or not. But it does beg the query, how can the world champion be excluded from the teaser?