The Formula One World Championship will be the latest motorsport category to be featured in an online documentary series, today announcing a partnership with Netflix which will give viewers an unrivaled look at the world’s top racing category.

A 10-part documentary series will be a collaboration between FOM and the popular streaming service, allowing fans to go behind the scenes with drivers, teams and those in the higher levels of management which have never been seen before.

Behind the project will be James Gay-Rees who produced Senna and has prior knowledge about Formula 1 and Paul Martin, the pair producing the series for Box-to-Box films while Sophie Todd will be the showrunner.

Streaming partner Amazon Prime produced a series following McLaren last year, outlining the team’s troubles in a raw, unscripted way. In Australia, Supercars Life by AME Productions has been following the key players and providing unique insight since 2015.

Anticipating a release in early 2019, Sean Bratches, F1’s director of commercial operations, said the deal will serve as a catalyst to engage new fans while telling the story of the series.

“Formula 1 is a global sport that we are actively re-positioning from a motorsport company to a media and  entertainment brand,” Bratches said.

“The agreement with Netflix serves to chronicle the fascinating story of what transpires behind the scenes during a grand prix season. This is a perspective of the sport that has yet to be unveiled to fans around the world.

“This series will unleash acompelling vantage point to the sport that will delight fans and serve as a catalyst to entice new fans.”

Netflix’s Vice President for content, Bela Bajaria, reflected the optimism shown by their new partners and the eagerness they have to start working on the project.

“This partnership with Formula 1 furthers our mission of working with world-class brands and production partners to produce best-in-class unscripted series. We can’t wait for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix and to embark on an incredible season across the world.”

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Jordan Mulach

Journalist at MotorsportM8
Canberra born and raised journalist. Studying Sports Media. iRacing addict
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