Netflix exits Verstappen: Norris & Sainz feeling frustrated / Formula 1

World champion Max Verstappen is no longer working with the creators of the Netflix documentary “Drive to Survive”. Criticism of the documentary is growing louder, including criticism of Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris and Damon Hill.

Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen confirmed during Bahrain testing: There will be no further collaboration with the creators of the Netflix documentary ‘Drive to Survive’.

The 2021 Formula 1 world champion says of the American Formula 1 documentary: “As far as I’m concerned, everything was ruined in Season 1. I’m down to earth. I just want the facts, you don’t have to broadcast things for me. I understand Netflix wants to make the series more Interesting. But that’s just not one thing. I might watch it and find again how it’s above all else. Then I watch something else on Netflix.”

The Dutch 20-time Grand Prix winner had already criticized last October that “discounts appear in series that don’t exist in this way. This is fake. I understand a certain level of drama to increase the popularity of Formula 1 in America. But as a driver, I don’t want to be a part of it.” “.

Netflix navigates delicate terrain between entertainment and reality. Because Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz also complained: “Those fans who really know Formula 1, of course, note that the rivalry between me and Lando was exaggerated.”

But the Madeleineian also says, “Netflix is ​​certainly able to evaluate such mistakes and try to make them more realistic next time.”

Lando Norris also does not like Formula 1 fans to have the wrong impression: “There are comments here and there that are not quite out of place. Then when you are the person in question who said something, you will not enjoy it when that statement is taken to a completely different place.” The Englishman does not like how his internal team duel with Carlos Sainz was portrayed, nor how it was done again with Daniel Ricciardo.

So how fake is the Formula 1 documentary? Formula 1 champion Damon Hill even goes so far as to say: “Especially in terms of the rivalry between team bosses Toto Wolff and Christian Horner, a facade is being built here. I find that sad, because that’s why these two camps are so visible among the fans.”

The 22-time Grand Prix winner from England says: ‘Let’s get it on – the way Netflix makes Formula 1 more famous is exceptional for the sport. That has changed a lot. But especially with Wolff and Horner, I’ve thought several times In 2021 – that statement was completely inappropriate. I hope this was acting. I don’t think they are doing anyone any favors by abusing them.”

Bahrain test, third day

1. Max Verstappen (Netherlands), Red Bull Racing RB18-Red Bull, 1:31.720 min (53 laps) C5
2. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas VF-22 Ferrari, 1: 32.241 (76) C4
3. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari F1-75, 1: 32.415 (51) C4
4. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine A522-Renault, 1: 32.698 (122) C4
5. George Russell (UK), Mercedes W13, 1: 32.759 (71) C5
6. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo C42-Ferrari, 1: 32.985 (68) C3
7. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri AT03-Red Bull, 1:33.002 (57) C5
8. Sergio Perez (Mexico), Red Bull Racing RB18-Red Bull, 1: 33.105 (43) C4
9. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren MCL36-Mercedes, 1: 33.191 (90) C2
10. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin AMR22 Mercedes, 1:33.821 (81) C4
11. Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Alfa Romeo C42-Ferrari, 1:33.959 (82) C4
12. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri AT03-Red Bull, 1:34.865 (91) C4
13. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari F1-75, 1: 34.905 (68) C5
14. Alex Albon (T) Williams FW44 Mercedes, 1:35.171 (18) C3
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams FW44-Mercedes, 1: 35.634 (124) C3
16. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin AMR22-Mercedes, 1:36.029 (53) C3
17. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes W13, 1:36.217 (78) C5
18. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas VF-22 Ferrari, 1:38.616 (38) C2

Tire compounds: C1 very hard, C2 hard, C3 medium hard, C4 soft, C5 very soft

Bahrain test, second day

1. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas VF-22 Ferrari, 1:33.207 (60) C4
2. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari F1-75, 1: 33.532 (59 laps) C4
3. Max Verstappen (Netherlands), Red Bull Racing RB18-Red Bull, 1:34.011 (86) C4
4. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin AMR22-Mercedes, 1:34.064 (70) C4
5. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes W13, 1: 34.141 (47) C5
6. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine A522-Renault, 1: 34.276 (111) C4
7. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari F1-75, 1: 34.366 (54) C3
8. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren MCL36-Mercedes, 1:34.609 (60) C3
9. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin AMR22-Mercedes, 1:36.020 (46) C3
10. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri AT03-Red Bull, 1:36,802 (120) C3
11. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo C42-Ferrari, 1:36.987 (25) C2
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas VF-22 Ferrari, 1: 37.846 (23) C2
13. George Russell (GB), Mercedes W13, 1:38.585 (67) C2
14. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams FW44-Mercedes, 1:39.845 (12) C2
15. Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Alfa Romeo C42-Ferrari, 1:39.984 (48) C2

Bahrain test, first day

1. Pierre Gasly (elected), AlphaTauri AT03-Red Bull, 1: 33.902 min (103 laps) C5
2. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari F1-75, 1: 34.359 (52) C3
3. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari F1-75, 1: 34.531 min (64) C3
4. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin AMR22-Mercedes, 1:34.736 (50) C5
5. Alex Albon (T) Williams FW 44 Mercedes, 1:35.070 (104) C4
6. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren MCL36-Mercedes, 1: 35.356 (50) C2
7. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo C42-Ferrari, 1: 35.495 (66) C3
8. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin AMR22-Mercedes, 1: 35.706 (39) C3
9. George Russell (GB), Mercedes W13, 1: 35.941 (60) C3
10. Sergio Perez (Mexico), Red Bull Racing RB18-Red Bull, 1: 35.977 (138) C3
11. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes W13, 1: 36.365 (62) C3
12. Fernando Alonso (S), Alpine A522-Renault, 1: 36.745 (24) C3
13. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine A522-Renault, 1: 36.768 (42) C2
14. Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Alfa Romeo C42-Ferrari, 1: 37.164 (54) C3
15. Pietro Fittipaldi (Brazil), Haas VF-22 Ferrari, 1:37.422 (47) C2

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