No plans this weekend? Well, get ready to start your engine because we have the binge-watch you'll speed your way through.
Netflix's Formula 1: Drive to Survive—which offers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the drivers of the Formula One World Championship—is arguably one of the most gripping docuseries in recent history, revealing rivalries, covering crashes and deep-diving into the racers' personal lives. And its finally back for its fourth season, which dropped on March 11, and details arguably the sport's great showdown in recent history between seven-time champ Lewis Hamilton and young challenger Max Verstappen. (Though true fans may be even more excited to watch the Toto Wolff vs. Christian Horner rivalry.)
Sure, the public already knows how the 2021 season ended and who won, but that has never stopped the series from being one of the online streaming giant's most successful releases, Drive to Survive ranking No. 1 for TV shows worldwide last March after season three dropped, according to FlixPatrol.
"It's quite unbelievable, people's reactions," executive producer Paul Martin told The New York Times of the overwhelming response. "Our show only works because, actually, the sport's an incredible spectacle. It is incredibly dramatic and tense. There's mistakes, and there's huge characters. Our show only shines a light on what's there."
As you get ready to go behind the helmets and get a front-row seat to the intense pit stops in season four, we've got your guide to Formula One's biggest stars, including the rookies who are hoping to make a name for themselves and the veterans looking to box them out.
Here's your breakdown of the world's 20 most talented drivers, including who's feuding, who they're all dating (so many models, so little time!), who's switching teams and the driver whose contract was just terminated for the upcoming 2022 season, which kicks off in Bahrain on March 18.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive season four is now streaming on Netflix.
(Originally published on Sept. 4, 2021 at 4 a.m. PT)