Formula 1 hit Netflix at the start of 2019 and after two series Drive to Survive has proved a popular hit. But how could the championship expand its portfolio in the entertainment industry? With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic giving us plenty of time to have a ponder, the Motorsport Week team got a little creative and delved into the realms of fantasy for a new season of hit shows…
Sainz, Sealed, Delivered: McLaren star Carlos Sainz Jr. uses his driving skills to good use by forming his own postal delivery service, taking on the might of Yodel, Hermes and FedEx.
Ocontraire: A new daily teatime quiz show in which Esteban Ocon asks the questions to which contestants must only respond with incorrect answers if they want to win cash prizes. In French with English subtitles.
Checout: The Racing Point veteran and occasional podium finisher swaps the circuit for the scanner as he takes up a role behind the till of a supermarket checkout in this zany sitcom. In Spanish with subtitles.
The Great Gasly: AlphaTauri racer Pierre Gasly expands his portfolio as he becomes the creative director of a Broadway theatre and puts on an audacious staging of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel.
Vettel’s Vets: The four-time World Champion opens a veterinary centre in his native Germany and is visited by a hilarious assortment of local villagers with peculiar pet problems. Filmed in front of a live (socially distancing) studio audience.
Brighton and Hove Albon: Take one Formula 1 driver and put him into a struggling Premier League team. Thanks to an email mix-up that’s exactly what happened as Alexander Albon journeys to the south coast of England and lets the cameras chart his journey from driver to striker.
Lando, The Rising Sun: He hates sushi and geography isn’t his strong point. So what happens when Lando Norris is taken from the comfort of a gaming seat and thrown into a different world: Japan. Cameras capture Norris as he journeys through Japan for an understanding of the country’s culture, cuisine and circuits.
Saint Nicholas: When Santa Claus falls ill during the build-up to the festive period it is left to Williams’ rookie racer to fill the breach in this heart-warming film, featuring an all-star support cast of George Russell, Claire Williams and Jamie Chadwick. Can he save Christmas?