Parents' Guide to

Formula 1: Drive to Survive

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

F1 docuseries features fast cars, crashes, and cursing.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

It is amazing but not for everyone there is rarely swearing but occasionally will be there.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This voyeuristic series showcases the hard work that goes into engineering, building, and driving some of the fastest racing cars in the world. It reveals the pressure F1 teams are under to build cars that will reach the speeds needed to win races. The kinds of skills professional F1 drivers require to handle the cars on the speedway is also highlighted. As they travel from country to country, viewers can witness how quickly the fate of the team can change with every race. Meanwhile, the financial disparities between the teams, which creates an uneven playing field in the sport, is also discussed.

Formula One fans will enjoy the show's multiple seasons, which feature glimpses of the sport's most famous drivers, including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel (whose participation in the production is limited). But Formula 1: Drive to Survive's focus on talented but less famous drivers makes the series interesting. So does the spectacular footage of different grand prix events. If racing isn't your passion, skip it. But for those who like it, the series provides a lot of entertainment.

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