Max Verstappen says he has REFUSED to take part in Netflix’s fourth season of Drive to Survive as Red Bull star claims series has ‘faked a few rivalries’

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  • Max Verstappen says he is not participating in the new series of Drive to Survive
  • Netflix show provides behind-the-scenes footage of Formula One
  • However, the Red Bull star claims the series has ‘fabricated some rivalry’.
  • Verstappen, 24, is currently leading by six points at the World Championships

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Max Verstappen has revealed that he has refused to participate in the upcoming series of Netflix’s hit show drive to survive Because it has ‘fake some rivalry’.

Since its launch in 2018 drive to survive has offered viewers behind-the-scenes footage of the Formula One season, providing interviews with drivers, team principals and other key figures during each campaign.

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The series has proven extremely popular with viewers and has resulted in an explosion of interest in Formula One, with US broadcaster ESPN revealing that sports viewing figures have risen from 547,000 people in 2018 to just one million in 2021.

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Max Verstappen says he has refused to participate in the upcoming season drive to survive

Despite its positive impact on F1’s popularity, Red Bull star Verstappen believes the show values ​​drama over reality and is edited and produced in an insidious way.

“I understand it needs to be done to increase popularity in America. But on my side as a driver, I don’t like being a part of it. They faked some rivalry that doesn’t really exist,” said World The championship leader said of the show ahead of the grand prix in Texas this weekend.

So I decided not to be a part of it and don’t give any more interviews after that because then you can’t show anything.

Red Bull driver claims the hit show has 'fake some of the rivalry' over the years

Red Bull driver claims the hit show has ‘fake some of the rivalry’ over the years

Verstappen is currently in a face-off with Lewis Hamilton for the World Championships

Verstappen is currently in a face-off with Lewis Hamilton for the World Championships

“I’m not really a dramatic show type of person, I just want facts and real things,” he said. “The problem is they will always position you however you want, so whatever you say, they will try to make you look carefree or try to make you… whatever suits the story of the series.

‘So I never really liked it. I prefer to do only one-on-one interviews with the person who wants to know me.’

The hit show received some criticism after its second season depicted the rivalry between Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo.

“I mean in the second season, there were some episodes or parts where I think they forced it a little bit,” Ricciardo reflected on the series.

Daniel Ricciardo claimed that the series forced a rivalry between him and Carlos Sanzo.

Daniel Ricciardo claimed that the series forced a rivalry between him and Carlos Sanzo.

“He tried to create a little rivalry between me and Sainz and it really wasn’t. Like, he’s no more a rival than anyone else. He didn’t have any personal animosity, but I guess [Netflix] Wanted something, so asking about Carlos raised a lot of questions.’

Netflix is ​​currently filming the fourth season of drive to survive, with fans excited to see all the action from a dramatic season where Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton face off for the world championship.

The Dutchman, 24, is six points ahead of his Mercedes rival and the pair have clashed throughout the season at the British and Italian Grand Prix.

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