Report: Ferrari and Mercedes agree to Netflix sequel

F1 title rivals set to appear in new docuseries after denying access last season.

Report: Ferrari and Mercedes agree to Netflix sequel

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Formula One’s top two racing teams Ferrari and Mercedes have agreed terms with US streaming giant Netflix to appear in a second Drive to Survive docuseries, according to Radio Monte Carlo.

Both parties rejected an invitation to feature in the first season of Netflix’s ten-part, fly-on-the-wall documentary that aired earlier this year and covered the 2018 season.

Though neither team have confirmed whether they will be involved in a new series, the French-Monégasque radio station claims that both Ferrari and rivals Mercedes have agreed to participate in a sequel.

The news comes a fortnight after Ferrari team principal, Mattia Binotto, told reporters that the Italian racing manufacturer had shown interest in a new Netflix production this season.

Binotto said: “It was certainly an interesting programme. We were not participating last season but are considering it at the moment.”

Formula One’s commercial managing director, Sean Bratches, told an audience during the opening day of SportsPro Live, held in London last month, that Netflix had already begun uncontracted filming for a Drive to Survive sequel, which looks increasingly likely.