A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Shows the highs and lows of Formula 1 racing, ranging from hard work and effort that goes into building fast engines, to training and protecting drivers. The vast economic disparity in the sport is also discussed.
Positive Role Models
Committed teams work together to design and get their engines and cars built. Drivers work hard and are committed to driving their best and winning. Both drivers and their team members are from all over the world, but are mostly White and male.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of crash footage, smashed cars, broken parts, occasional explosions. Some of the drivers sustain injuries.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A later episode features one of the drivers briefly naked.
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Curses like "f--k" and "s--t" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of sponsor logos visible, including Red Bull, Shell, Heineken, Rolex, Pirelli, endless others. Logos for engine manufacturers like Infinity, Renault, Aston Martin are prominently visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Champagne is opened and poured at victory celebrations.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Formula 1: Drive to Survive is a docuseries about the FIA Formula One World Championship. It features lots of racing footage, some of which includes serious car accidents. There is cursing ("f--k" and "s--t"), and Champagne is opened during victory celebrations. There's also an endless array of sponsor logos, ranging from car engine manufacturers like Infinity, Renault, and Aston Martin to companies like Shell, Red Bull, Rolex, Heineken, and Pirelli tires.
Is It Any Good?
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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