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Max Verstappen Claims Netflix’s F1 Documentary Is “Faking Rivalries”

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Max Verstappen believes the F1 Netflix documentary Drive to Survive is “faking rivalries”, opting not to take part.

Verstappen was at the centre of F1 controversy last year as he pipped Lewis Hamilton to the title

Race director Michael Masi was removed from his position after he did not follow procedures during the final race in Abu Dhabi.

Talking to BBC Sport, Max expressed that he “watched two episodes, but I was not very impressed,” he said. “It’s just not my thing, faking rivalries.”

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He specifically points out the ‘drama’ between McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and team-mate Lando Norris.

Lando and Daniel are two great people I know; they have really great characters and immediately at the second episode it looks like they are not very friendly to each other, and for me that’s not correct and that’s why I’m also not a part of it.”

Verstappen continues: “At one point [it helps to bring in audience] but that effect also runs out. I think we’re beyond that stage now and it’s more like a reality show in my opinion.”

“Plus it takes way too much time anyway. I need to focus on the racing and have private time and not spend another half an hour at the race weekend when they need to talk to you.”

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The Dutchman is preparing ahead of the new season that begins in Bahrain this weekend.

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