How Netflix’s Formula 1 Docuseries ‘Drive to Survive’ Has Revved Up the European Racing League’s US Fan Base

Who says Netflix doesn’t care about sports?

Formula 1, the European-based auto-racing league, has seen a sudden rise in its popularity among U.S. fans — and it has the most unlikeliest of teammates to thank.

Since 2019, Netflix has streamed three seasons of the Formula 1 docuseries “Drive to Survive.” Both ESPN, which airs Formula 1 races in the U.S., and the league itself are not shying away from crediting the series for the sport’s newfound fan base America.

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Tim Baysinger

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