Netflix documentary, Drive to Survive has been a god-send for Formula One, given the impact the ten-episode series has had in the past few years. The documentary has allowed F1 to explore a whole new fanbase, which was quite evident in the spectacular 2022 F1 season. The series has successfully rolled out four editions, with each year producing better results than the previous year.
However, the drivers who are a part of the Netflix documentary, have often expressed their dismay over authenticity of the content. Reigning F1 champion, Max Verstappen had opted out of the latest season as the Dutchman believes that the series does not correctly portray as to what goes on behind the scenes.
Now, former Red Bull driver and current AlphaTauri driver, Pierre Gasly becomes latest addition to the list of drivers whi are unhappy with the content rolled out by the Drive to Survive Series. Although, the Frenchman does not have any issues in regards to his own part in the show, yet he believes certain drivers are shown in a hyped manner.
“I haven’t seen the whole series, so I haven’t seen like [more than] pretty much the first two episodes. You can clearly see that some scenes are kind of made up for the show. It’s difficult to speak for the drivers, I’m not in their position,” said Pierre Gasly, as quoted by Planet F1.
I never had any issue: Pierre Gasly on his stature in Drive to Survive
Pierre Gasly stated that he is ready to cooperate with the DTS crew, as long as the Frenchman is portrayed in his original manner. Moreover, Gasly added that he never had any issues with the series, and he can say the same for his teammate, Yuki Tsunoda.
“I don’t know how they [Netflix] get on with other guys. I think on our side with Yuki [Tsunoda], which is what I can compare, it was kind of normal. But obviously as a driver, you don’t want to be portrayed differently than the person you are in reality. I think that’s the main thing that we ask for,” said Gasly.
Pierre Gasly believes that the series does not need to add any sort of drama, given that there has been enough action and turbulence for the past three seasons.
“On my side, I never had any issue. I never felt like they were kind of changing or adding more drama than we had. I think we had enough drama over the last three years. It didn’t need more,” Gasly explained.
The Drive to Survive Crew have been spotted around the F1 paddock in Jeddah and Bahrain, preparing the storyline for the 5th edition of the series. Just like every year, we can expect the series to roll out a week or two before the season commences.