While we are all eagerly awaiting the new F1 season, streaming services have us covered for entertainment for the next few weeks until the lights go out in Bahrain.
Here is our bunch of picks.
Drive to Survive (stream from March 19)
The third season of the famous documentary dropped in a few weeks. It will be a great recap of the 2020 season with all the drama behind the scenes at each Grand Prix. New or more casual races are also sure to provide plenty of insight into teams and personalities for spectators. Stream it on Netflix.
Read more: What to Expect from Drive to Survive Season 3
Grand prix driver
The full story of McLaren’s preparations for the 2017 season is a watch for fans of Grand Prix driver Fernando Alonso. Boardroom battles and a troubled relationship with engine supplier Honda have never been laid bare. Stream it on Amazon Prime.
In the history of Sir Frank Williams and his escalating team, nine constructor championships and seven driver championships may have high points. However, this documentary is not afraid to dive at its low points. What is interesting is that it is from the point of view of his late wife Ginni. Stream it on Amazon Prime.
crash and burn
Irish racer Tommy Byrne is often described as “the greatest racing driver you’ve never seen” and this documentary film allows Bern to make a case for his greatness. In the Junior Single Seater Series, he was a rival to Ayrton Senna. However, after just five Grand Prix entries for the largely forgotten Theodore racing team (three of which failed to qualify), Tommy’s life broke. The film does not pull its punches. Stream it on Amazon Prime.
Ron Howard directs James Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl in this spectacular retelling of the 1976 season, and the legendary fight between James Hunt and Nicky Loda. It is recommended for both Formula 1 observers as well as complete newcomers to motorsport. Stream it on Netflix or Amazon Prime (varies by region.)
Published 22 February 2021 01:38 AM