F1 fans are in for a letdown as Verstappen explains why he was passed over for 'Drive to Survive.'
If the star's previous comments are any indication, fans hoping to see behind-the-scenes footage of Max Verstappen's world title win in the next series of Netflix hit Drive to Survive may be disappointed. Verstappen clinched his maiden championship crown in incredible style at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, edging past Lewis Hamilton on the final lap after a huge controversy involving the safety car.
Verstappen partied hard and even hung out with international DJ Martin Garrix while the fallout continued in the Mercedes garage.
On the other hand, fans hoping to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Red Bull superstar, or even an exclusive interview from the build-up to his dramatic title fight with Hamilton on Drive to Survive, may be disappointed.
That's because, despite the fact that the Netflix show has been a worldwide hit, Verstappen announced a few months ago that he would not be appearing in the latest season.
The 24-year-old told the Associated Press in October that he dislikes how the show portrays rivalries between drivers.
"I understand what needs to be done in order to increase our popularity in America," Verstappen said.
"However, as a driver, I don't enjoy being a part of it. "They created a few rivalries that don't exist, so I decided not to be a part of it and didn't give any more interviews after that, because there's nothing you can show."
"I'm not a big fan of dramatic shows; I just want facts and real events to happen."
Despite the fact that Verstappen will no longer be giving interviews for the show, there's a good chance fans will still be able to see his rivalry with Hamilton play out in Series 4.
"We'll probably be [shown as rivals] in the Netflix show," Verstappen continued.
"We ran into each other while walking once, so that'll probably be in there."