Max Verstappen: Exclusive deal with streaming service

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Max Verstappen thinks little of the popular Netflix documentary. His fans can still get an insight into his life. Because the Formula 1 champion has signed an exclusive deal with the streaming service Viaplay.

Netflix has proven that Formula 1 documentaries are well received by viewers with the popular documentary series “Drive to Survive”, which is becoming more popular with fans with every season. The Netflix documentary is not very popular with champion Max Verstappen, as the Dutchman has already emphasized. “There are rivalries that do not exist in this form,” complained the Red Bull Racing star.

Verstappen also stated, “I understand that a certain amount of dramatization is being used to increase the popularity of Formula One in America. But as a driver, I don’t want to be part of it. ” And he specified: “The problem is simply that they will always portray you as they want it to be. No matter what you do or say, they’ll turn it around to make you look inconsiderate or whatever fits their story. “

Nevertheless, the 24-year-old wants to give his fans a glimpse into his everyday life. Because he has signed an exclusive contract with Viaplay. The streaming service of the Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group, which will also be launched in Verstappen’s home country from March 1, 2022 and has signed a 3-year deal for the broadcast of Formula 1 races in the Netherlands, will be life here of the champion on and next to the track.

Papa Jos Verstappen is also on board. The former GP driver will analyze the races for the streaming service. Max Verstappen, who will also act as an ambassador for the streaming service in all countries where Viaplay broadcasts Formula 1, said: “I’m really looking forward to this exciting partnership, which will give me the chance to give many fans unique insights grant. “

Verstappen is not the only Formula 1 driver who has criticized “Drive to Survive”. Ferrari star Carlos Sainz also said in a “GQ” interview last year: “I can see a change in America when it comes to interest in Formula 1, and Netflix with its series is definitely having the greatest influence.” I don’t find the latest episode about Ferrari so successful. “

«In the 2020 season Ferrari had to go through the bottom, of course, but all the outstanding teams have to cope with a dry spell. I was relatively disappointed with this episode because Ferrari is considerably cooler and better than it is portrayed, ”the 27-year-old Spaniard is certain.

Planned Formula 1 World Cup in 2022

23-25 February: Test drives Barcelona, ​​Spain
11-13 March: Test drives Sakhir, Bahrain
March 20: Sakhir, Bahrain
March 27: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
April 10: Melbourne, Australia
April 24th: Imola, Italy
May 8: Miami, USA
May 22nd: Barcelona, ​​Spain
May 29: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 12: Baku, Azerbaijan
June 19: Montreal, Canada
July 3: Silverstone, Great Britain
July 10: Spielberg, Austria
July 24th: Le Castellet, France
July 31: Budapest, Hungary
August 28th: ​​Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
September 4th: Zandvoort, Netherlands
September 11th: Monza, Italy
September 25: Sochi, Russia
October 2: Singapore
October 9: Suzuka, Japan
October 23: Austin, USA
October 30: Mexico City, Mexico
November 13: São Paulo, Brazil
November 20: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

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