If you wait in eager anticipation for the roar of those engines at Albert Park – the sound of the Formula One Championship firing up for another incredible year – then you’ll probably want to get to your nearest Netflix app right away. Because after a brilliant first outing, the much-anticipated second season of Drive to Survive is here and ready to stream – and it’s even better than last year!
Drive to Survive TV Preview
A co-production between Formula One and Netflix, Drive to Survive’s first season was a groundbreaking, access-all-areas look behind the scenes as the 2018 World Championship played out. With camera crews given access to many of the drivers, teams and owners – as well as to the races themselves – it turned out to be a genuinely thrilling series, loaded with drama and spectacle far beyond what you see on TV come race day. Front and centre was the drama surrounding Daniel Ricciardo and his decision to leave Red Bull and go to Renault for 2019 – but that’s just one of the many dramatic personal stories told during the series.
With the first season a runaway hit, a second season was always on the cards – but this time, they’re doing things bigger and better. For the first season, both Ferrari and Mercedes refused to give Netflix access to their teams for filming, meaning those teams’ contributions were very much in the background. Going into the 2019 Championship, though, it’s clear that both teams saw the first season and decided they wanted in. And that’s great news for fans, since now all teams are covered across the ten-episode second season.
Particularly tragic in 2019 was the death of French F2 driver Anthoine Hubert in a feature race the day before the Belgian Grand Prix, and the raw emotion of the teams and drivers as they pay tribute to him before the race is plain to see. Drive to Survive may be largely about the drama and challenge of managing the vast team behind every Formula One driver, but the danger of the sport is never far from anyone’s minds.
How to Watch or Stream Drive to Survive
As one of Netflix’s original productions, there’s only one place you’re going to be able to watch Drive to Survive – and that’s on Netflix! Thankfully, almost every streaming-capable device on the planet offers support for Netflix, from smartphones and tablets to smart TVs and computers.
If you’re looking for the easiest way to get set up for streaming Netflix, though, we’d recommend a high-quality dedicated streaming device for one very simple reason – Netflix works best on a device with a bit of power under the hood. One perfect option would be the brilliant Telstra TV 3, a streaming set top box designed by Roku, the US’s biggest name in streaming.
The great thing about the Telstra TV is that it works not just for streaming Netflix, but also supports many other major streaming services – including fully integrated support for Kayo Sports, which you’ll want to have ready for the 2021 Formula One season.
As with most Netflix shows, the second season of Drive to Survive was released all at once – so the entire season is there ready for you to stream right now. The dramatic first season isn’t going anywhere, by the way – if you haven’t seen it, make sure to watch it first so you can see the setup behind some of the major stories in the second season (not least, Ricciardo’s debut with Renault!)
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Drive to Survive Season 2 Episode Listing
Just like the first season, the new set of Drive to Survive episodes is there to stream from start to finish on Netflix, whenever you’re ready – you can binge, or watch one at a time, it’s up to you! Run times of each episode vary quite a bit – something Netflix can do because they have no broadcast schedule to stick to. If you were going to binge the whole thing, the total run time is 5 hours 53 minutes – but here’s the episode breakdown:
|1 – Lights Out||33 minutes|
|2 – Boiling Point||40 minutes|
|3 – Dogfight||38 minutes|
|4 – Dark Days||37 minutes|
|5 – Great Expectations||36 minutes|
|6 – Raging Bulls||37 minutes|
|7 – Seeing Red||32 minutes|
|8 – Musical Chairs||38 minutes|
|9 – Blood, Sweat and Tears||31 minutes|
|10 – Checkered Flag||31 minutes|
Watch Motorsports Live and Free
While Drive to Survive covers the events of last year’s Formula One championship, the 2021 one’s about to get underway – and the best place to stream all the action, start to finish, is Kayo Sports. Kayo is a revolutionary sports-only streaming service that’s taken Australia by storm, and they’ll have all the Formula One action from each and every event, with coverage of everything from practice and qualifying to the big race itself.
The best thing about Kayo is you can laser-focus on the sport you want to follow, then you can stream it live as it happens, as-live from the start while it’s still in progress, or in full on demand later – it’s your choice. Kayo’s special features (including live stats, and brilliant Formula One extras like additional views) can’t be found anywhere else, and it’s just as much at home streaming on your big screen TV at home as it is on your smartphone.
If you’re a Formula One fan, you can see how perfect a fit Kayo is for the sport – and not pay a cent for it! You can sign up right now and get two weeks of Kayo completely free. And that’s all of Kayo, too, as many sports as you want across all your devices, free of charge for two whole weeks. After you’ve tried it out, we’re pretty sure you’ll join the hundreds of thousands who’ve made Kayo a permanent part of their lives.
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Motorsports on Kayo
Of course, Kayo has much, much more to offer to motorsports fans than Formula One. With global resources bringing together the best sporting broadcasts from around the planet, Kayo is your place to go for a huge range of motorsports, including:
Access to some of these sports is via one of Kayo’s best-kept secrets – the set of 13 live-streaming channels you’ll find at the bottom of the Kayo screen, including ESPN and beIN Sports.
Kayo in a Bundle
If you’re a Telstra postpaid mobile customer, you can now add Kayo to your bill and save a bunch on the monthly subscription. We’d recommend giving Kayo the complete road test first using the free trial, though, because it’s hard say no to free comprehensive coverage of one of the greatest motorsports on earth – and over 50 other sports as well!
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