Coulthard defends Drive to Survive for enhancing ‘boring’ F1 drivers

David Coulthard has defended Netflix for his or her use of enhancing in Drive to Survive, with the previous F1 driver suggesting that it makes “boring” drivers extra attention-grabbing.

Some figures within the sport have criticised the present for this strategy previously. Max Verstappen beforehand refused to participate within the programme after accusing the makers of producing drama, although the Dutchman will return for the upcoming fifth collection.

Others to lift issues over how Drive to Survive has edited scenes embrace Lando Norris, who prompt that he did not “agree” with some facets of his portrayal within the fourth collection.

Nonetheless, Coulthard feels that using enhancing is justified.

Coulthard: Drive to Survive makes F1 drivers extra attention-grabbing

“I do see an ongoing curiosity in one of these barely not scripted however edited model of the fact, which a few of the drivers spoke about,” Coulthard instructed PlanetF1.

“They felt a few of the conversations being positioned in locations they weren’t totally completely satisfied about. However the actuality is, if it wasn’t executed like that, it would not be anyplace close to as attention-grabbing and as enjoyable and it is a part of the present, and it is a part of the leisure.

“I do not assume anybody must be… except you are attempting to rewrite historical past otherwise you’re doing one thing which might be seen as unlawful, I feel that if it makes them appear extra attention-grabbing than they’re – as a result of many of the drivers are bloody boring!

“To be sincere – Netflix makes them appear fairly attention-grabbing.

“It is not like The Crown or one thing like that the place you need to type of begin with season one, to actually perceive the journey. I feel the character of the game is you may leap in at any level.”

A brand new technology of F1 followers

Coulthard has additionally praised Drive to Survive for bringing Formulation 1 to the eye of a “youthful technology” of viewers.

“Netflix got here alongside at a horrible time for the world with the pandemic, however an excellent time for Formulation 1 when it comes to releasing that with much more eyeballs sitting round and watching folks,” he defined.

“Particularly on this rising markets, like America, have actually became Formulation 1. And I feel that’s engaged with loads of the youthful technology in Europe that possibly we would misplaced a bit bit as a result of Formulation 1 is not all the time the type of lap for lap pleasure.

“It is extra of a chess match than it’s bang, bang, bang of on-track motion.

“So something that’s good for one of many greatest sports activities, which is within the case of motorsport, Formulation 1, I feel must be good for all motorsport, as a result of everybody’s type of tuning into to see what’s happening.”

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