Sainz thinks Netflix overplayed the rivalry a bit

As with any good documentary, a good story is the best recipe for success and Drive to Survive 2019 was a decent story. Some comments I’ve read is that it wasn’t as compelling as the 2018 season but still very good.

One of the things we joked about was how the 2018 season series made you cheer for Haas and you were on the edge of seat wondering just how Romain Grosjean would finish 13th such was the battle. In reality, it’s a non-points position and not that big of a deal.

The 2019 season was no different in that one of the narratives pitted Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz as rivals and to some extend you can understand given the battle for best-of-the-rest in the championship. However, Carlos thinks it was a bit over played.

“It was good, I enjoyed it,” Sainz said of the season.

“Probably the rivalry with Daniel was a bit exaggerated, as you guys might wonder.

“But at the same time, for our US fans, the amount of people that are coming to me to say how thrilled they were with the episodes, and how thrilled they are with the programme, I think it’s making a great effect in F1.

“So even if they sometimes exaggerate the rivalry a bit, I still welcome it, and I think it’s a great thing for F1.

“And why not dramatise everything even further? I think it’s fine.”

How did you like the second season of Drive to Survive? Was it as good as the first and do you feel a bit manipulated like a Game of Thrones storyline or did you think the narratives were good and action compelling?

I enjoyed it but I will say that there is a trend these days and it is a screenwriter formula that is becoming predictable and a tad manipulative if I am honest. It was what I was worried about and we spoke about it on our podcast before season 2 came out.

HAt Tip: Autosport

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