Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 ending explained

Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 - Netflix
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The final moments of Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 on Netflix were a wild ride from beginning to end, and the climax was nothing short of surprising, to say the least.

For the fourth consecutive set of episodes, Formula 1: Drive to Survive has once again proven to be the best source for all of the eye-opening, behind-the-scenes action from the exhilarating world of Formula 1 racing. Each well-crafted iteration is chock full of never-before-seen footage from each season and is packed to the brim with intriguing insights through in-depth interviews with drivers, crew members, and owners.

Each installment of the well-received sports docuseries contains 10 episodes and has managed to become a big hit with Netflix subscribers. According to the streamer, Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 topped the charts and was watched by viewers for over 28 million hours from March 7 to March 13, 2022.

Season 4 of Drive to Survive was a worthwhile affair and definitely had a lot of people talking about what went down during the exciting year in the popular sport. But there is no denying the last entry was an unexpected affair to witness, and it’s no surprise that some may have some questions regarding the end of the latest outing of the Netflix documentary series.

How does Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 end?

The fourth run of Drive to Survive highlights many rivalries but none like that of team Red Bull and team Mercedes. The two owners, Christian Horner and Toto Wolff, and drivers, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, went head to head all season, culminating in a very controversial conclusion in Abu Dhabi.

When the wreckage from the crashed vehicle of driver Nicholas Latifi was removed from the track, there was an issue concerning the lack of time to deal with lapped cars to unlap themselves under the safety car. Instead of finishing the ordeal in an uneventful resolution like normal, something very unexpected had taken place.

Michael Masi, who was then serving as race director, decided to implement a new scenario that was not heard of in the sport beforehand and allowed only the lapped cars between Hamilton and Verstappen to overtake the safety car. This change, according to some, heavily benefitted Red Bull’s Verstappen, giving the young driver his first championship and leaving Hamilton and the Mercedes dynasty negatively scarred from the less than stellar finale.

The manipulation of the race and Masi’s terrible decision was addressed by the series in the final installment, showcasing how it did not work at all, and Verstappen was not portrayed as the rightful champ. The last part of a great season of Formula 1 ends on a lousy note that will definitely remain a debatable issue for years to come.

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