It's lights out and away Formula 1: Drive to Survive season three has launched exclusively on Netflix.


The immensely popular documentary series follows each of the F1 teams, the top drivers and key staff members as they navigate a season on the greatest motorsport circus on the planet.

Unprecedented access means that camera crews capture every moment of raw drama, live and unscripted, taking fans deep inside F1 paddocks around the world.

The brand new F1 2021 calendar is almost upon us, making this a perfect time to recap the wild 2020 campaign in all its glory in time for the Bahrain Grand Prix. is here to bring you everything you need to know about Formula 1: Drive to Survive season three.

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Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 3 release date

Formula 1: Drive to Survive is now available to stream on Netflix, having arrived on Friday 19th March 2021.

The series launched one week before the first practice session of the 2021 season, providing an absolute treat for racing fans in the coming days.

It will cover the time period from pre-season testing before March 2020 until the end of the season in December.

How many episodes are in Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 3?

There are 10 episodes of Formula 1: Drive to Survive in season three.

All the episodes were released at the same time, so there'll be no agonising wait for each episode to drop weekly. Enjoy!

What happens in Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 3?

Lewis Hamilton was crowned world champion for a historic seventh time in 2020, and fans will be able to soak up the major moments from across the grid when the show returns.

The show will inevitably dive into a range of high-octane moments including a first Grand Prix victory for Pierre Gasly, the ongoing strife of Ferrari and Romain Grosjean's incredible escape from a traumatic crash in Bahrain.

Of course, the season went ahead behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so expect plenty of footage showing how teams coped under the circumstances, including the race that never happened as the season-opening Australian Grand Prix was cancelled on the eve of the weekend.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 3 trailer

Netflix previously released a typically action-packed teaser trailer.

After that, a fresh full-length trailer was released to get to blood pumping prior to the series arriving on the streamer.

What happened in season 2?

Drive to Survive season two followed the key movers and shakers across the 2019 Formula 1 season culminating in Lewis Hamilton claiming his sixth world title, nudging him to just one behind the legendary Michael Schumacher.

One of the series' strengths is that it followed all teams in some capacity, as opposed to focusing on the elite.

Season two opened with a heavy focus on the floundering Haas team, led by eccentric team principal Guenther Steiner, as they struggled to start the season in any form of rhythm or style. It made for compelling viewing, with driver clashes documented and some truly memorable fly-on-the-wall scenes.


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