Particulars emerge on new F1/Bernie Ecclestone documentary ‘Fortunate’ : PlanetF1

A documentary about Bernie Ecclestone, narrated by the person himself, can be launched in the UK over the Christmas interval.

For F1 followers who’ve exhausted the F1-specific documentaries and options accessible on their streaming companies, and nonetheless have to attend some time for the brand new season of Drive to Survive, a brand new launch over Christmas could whet your urge for food…

Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, now consigned to the game’s previous following the sale of the game from CVC to Liberty Media in 2017, is the only real protagonist of a brand new eight-part docuseries which is launched on Discovery+ on December 27.

Written and produced by Manish Pandey (author of the 2010 BAFTA-award successful movie Senna), “Fortunate” tells the story of System 1 from Ecclestone’s perspective – proper again to the beginning of the trendy championship in 1950, Ecclestone’s sluggish acquisition of energy via the Nineteen Seventies and on into 2017 – when Ecclestone was faraway from the game by then-F1 CEO Chase Carey.

The story explores subjects reminiscent of driver security, with Ecclestone providing his personal distinctive perspective (and infrequently first-hand data) of accidents that claimed the lives of a number of the sport’s behemoths, in addition to the steps Ecclestone himself took as a way to assist the development of driver security, such because the appointment of Professor Sid Watkins to develop into the game’s first full-time medical skilled.

Additionally explored are Ecclestone’s infamous enterprise offers, with the previous automobile salesman remodeling each himself and his chosen sport into monetary titans on account of his prowess at all the time managing to chop a deal.

With Ecclestone narrating and signing off on the manufacturing, Fortunate could develop into the definitive account of a exceptional life.

For these unable to observe Discovery+, be sure you observe the LuckyTVSeries on Fb, or on their web site, for additional launch alternatives.

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