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Max Verstappen wants “facts, not hype” when it comes to portraying Formula 1.
Defender of the title Max Verstappen still refuses to be included in Netflix’s hit Drive to Survive, frustrated that it distorts the Formula 1 scene.
The documentary series Fly on the Wall took the first motorsport championship to a new audience, proved to be extremely popular and occupied a key United States market.
Dutch driver Verstappen has given up filming the fourth season that aired in New Zealand this year and still refuses to take part in the filming of the fifth season.
The Dutch driver leads Red Bull 1-2 in Imola because Ferrari is embarrassed.
“I’m a pretty down-to-earth guy, and I just want that to be the facts, don’t cheer it up,” Verstappen of Red Bull Racing said in an interview with New York Times.
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“I understand, of course, that must be the case for Netflix. It’s just none of my business. “
When the current season finally airs, Verstappen said, “I’ll probably look at it and see how much it’s too much, and just get on with my life.”
Netflix had to use the Vertsappen news because of its intense rivalry and eventual victory over Lewis Hamilton last year.
They also relied heavily on Verstappen boss Christian Horner to step up for the lead role in the absence of their main driver, explaining the team’s struggles and triumphs.
Verstappen felt that the fourth season justified his absence from the camera.
He was frustrated that Netflix raised tensions between themselves and then-Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricard in their 2018 Red Bull Racing partnership.
Ricciard’s later move to McLaren and his relationship with new teammate Norris was a feature of the latest Drive To Survive series, but it’s still not to Verstappen’s liking.
“They’re trying to pick moments throughout the season and make it up in some way,” Verstappen said ESPN.
“I personally didn’t like Lando and Daniel. I think they’re two great guys, very nice first and foremost, and they made it look like Lando was a bit of a commercial … which he is.” t at all.
I know Landa and I think a lot of people know Landa. He’s a fun guy, a great guy, he has a great character and when you watch that episode you think ‘who is this guy? What’s going on?’
“I think when you’re new to the sport and you’ve never seen a Formula One car in general, they love him and why would that be? Because he’s a great guy. You just immediately get the wrong image of a person and that’s exactly what I think of myself at first.
“I’m someone whom, when you ruin it from the beginning, you don’t fix it, that’s it, you ruined it. So that’s my attitude and that’s how I’m going to move forward.”