Max Verstappen says he will never return to participate in Netflix’s Formula 1 series Drive to Survive.because they had “faked” storylines in earlier episodes.
The new season therefore features no new interviews with the driver who won the championship last year. Verstappen, who recently signed a new deal which will keep him in F1 with Red Bull until 2028, said watching the new season will not change his view of it.
“I won’t change my mind,” said Verstappen in today’s FIA press conference at the Bahrain International Circuit. “I think that was already ruined after season one.”
The Red Bull driver insisted too much of the coverage in the series is exaggerated.
“I’m quite a down to earth guy,” he said. “I mean, I just want it to be facts, just don’t hype it up.
“I understand of course it needs to be like that for Netflix – people like that. That’s what every series on there as well or documentary or whatever you call it, it’s just not my thing.
“I’ll probably watch it and see how nicely over-the-top it is and then just continue with my life and I’ll probably watch some other documentaries on Netflix.”
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