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Has Netflix gone too far to make Drive To Survive dramatic?

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Season 4 of Netflix’s Drive To Survive was released last Friday, and people have been left wondering if Netflix have gone too far with creative licence.

This season recapped one of the most dramatic and controversial seasons in recent history, with a heavy feature on the Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen title battle.

Now, more than the previous seasons, fans were noticing many subtle edits and changes in the timeline, which was to provide dramatic effect.

This has caused a lot of fans to be left feeling frustrated or disappointed with what they were watching.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen only last October gave this same reason as to why he had refused to take part in the most recent season.

Verstappen had said that the rivalries had been “faked”.

In Season 3 of Drive To Survive, there was an episode which focused on the relationship between then McLaren teammates Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz Jr.

The episode portrayed the two as having tension, however there wasn’t any.

“I think in the case of Lando and I, it was pushed a bit too far,” said Sainz.

“All the fans that know Formula 1 – that are a lot, especially now, we are followed so much around the world – realise that Netflix probably went a step too far with Lando and me.

“But I do believe Netflix know it, and they are capable of correcting and judging mistakes, and they will adapt and maybe try and make it a bit more realistic in that sense.”

Recently, Lando Norris has spoken about the Netflix series and there are moments he disagrees with:

“I watched episodes one and two,” Norris said.

“I won’t spoil it as it’s the first proper introduction to Daniel, myself and us at McLaren. I think it’s good, gives you good insight.

“From my side it looks good, maybe not so much from the other side [Daniel Ricciardo’s] but there are obviously some comments here and there that may be out of place.

“When you are the person it’s about, you don’t agree with it so much because it can make you look like you said something at a time and place which is definitely not correct.”

Norris went on to explain the inaccuracy related to a racing incident:

“There’s a bit of me and Daniel going side by side in turn one when we are not even close and I claim he pushes me off, which is from a completely different race,” he explained.

“There are things which may be a bit too much like that and I don’t agree too much with it. But on the whole, I think it’s just exciting and good for everyone.

“As long as they don’t overdo it and literally make someone look like they have done something they definitely haven’t, I think that’s too far. As long as they don’t do that, it’s good.”

Do you think Netflix have gone too far with creative licence to provide a dramatic effect?

Feature Image Credit: @LandoNorris on Twitter.

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