The show was first released in 2019 and was a hit according to Formula One’s owner, Liberty Media, triggering a boom in the viewership figures in the US and among young people. According to Nielsen Sports in March, Drive to Survive assisted growth in the engagement with the championship in the 16 to 35 age brackets by 77 per cent.
Succeeding the Formula One paddock throughout a season, Drive to Survive shows the internal operations of the championship, prominent key personalities, and giving audiences a behind-the-scenes perspective.
Drive to Survive has also won several awards, including a Bafta TV Craft Award and a Telly Award.
The fourth series was teased after the show’s administrative producer James Gay-Rees confirmed in April that the filming has been in process.
Gay-Rees also exposed that a fifth season will be released, the next instalment hopes to focus on new storylines amid the 2022 regulations.
“The popular documentary series, which has been a hit with both new and long-term fans alike, will focus on the drama and intrigue of the 2021 season, which has so far seen Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton go head-to-head for the world title,’” a statement from Formula One read.
The release date for Drive to Survive’s fourth season is yet to be revealed, but earlier editions have been launched in the build-up to the upcoming Formula One season. Next year’s campaign is predicted to begin in March.