With the rise of Formula 1, it is only natural that fans would want to know more. That’s when Netflix’s Drive to Survive comes into play. However, the show has attracted a lot of hate and toxicity to the sport which Max Verstappen is not a fan of. With fans fighting over drivers to booing them on the podiums, it is natural no driver wants a part in it.
The show, Drive to Survive is a show made of the unseen moments and behind the scenes of Formula 1. It gives the viewers a quick glance into every driver and team boss’ personal life and the situations that go on. The show was first made as a quick dive into the unseen footage of the teams at races.
However, it turned into a drama nest for the sport. Fans have also shown their disinterest in the show over the years after it brought in fans who booed Verstappen from the podium.
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Max Verstappen has become a driver with all eyes on him. After beating Lewis Hamilton from his 8th title to win the championship, it is natural he has formed a few haters on the way. However, Verstappen is not a big fan of the drama that has ensued right after. Nonetheless, it would not be the first time a champion has wanted nothing to do with the Netflix “drama”.
Max Verstappen wants a private life
Lewis Hamilton shared the same views after making his appearances in the show very minimal. Max Verstappen seems to share the same thought too. Since the Dutchman now has a family and is a stepfather to Kelly Piquet’s daughter, it is only fair to want to keep things private. That being said, the Netflix show’s entire point is to involve the personal lives as “raw clips” of the show.
When talking to Bloomberg TV, Max Verstappen talked about being on the show. He said, “Certain things are a bit more private, and privacy for me is very important. I like things to be portrayed how they actually are and not with a lot of spice to it”
“And I have an interview and explain my side of the story. I know Netflix is trying to attract new fans but it’s important also to really see the reality of the sport.”
Max Verstappen says he’s reluctant to get featured frequently in Netflix’s Drive to Survive series:
“Certain things are a bit more private and privacy for me is very important. I like things to be portrayed how they actually are and not with a lot of spice to it”
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Max Verstappen has become the face of the sport. His dominance leaves people wanting to know more about the Dutchman. However, with so much focus on his life, he only wants to stay private. And agreeably so, with all eyes on him, Verstappen wants to live a quiet life once home. On the contrary, with being a stepfather, he could also want to protect Penelope from fame. Verstappen believes he doesn’t need the drama to add to his life.