What To Watch If You Love 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive'

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Vote up the television series that you know other fans of 'Drive to Survive' will love.

One of the best Netflix shows ever, Formula 1: Drive to Survive captured fans by masterfully blending racing action with behind the scenes documentary melodrama. If you’re searching for ideas about what to watch after Formula 1: Drive to Survive, these TV shows and movies are a great place to start. The best movies and shows like Formula 1: Drive to Survive feature fast cars, sharp turns, and loud races. In this list, you'll find everything from Senna to Top Gear to Ford vs. Ferrari.  

What programs will you vote to the top of this list? Maybe you're a fan of Schumacher, a movie that centers on the life of the German racing legend Michael Schumacher. If you’re looking for more racing shows, Grand Prix Driver is a great TV series that dives into the behind the scenes of the McLaren racing family. Some of the other notable movies like Formula 1: Drive to Survive and series to watch if you like Formula 1: Drive to Survive include Rush, Grand Prix, and Le Mans.  

Which shows and movies are the best for Formula 1: Drive to Survive fans? Vote up the ones you would recommend to other fans, and be sure to check out the titles you haven’t seen yet.  

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  • Senna
    Photo: user uploaded image
    12 votes

    For fans of: documentary movies about racing legends

    "The story of Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest race car driver who ever lived, is an epic tale that literally twists at every turn. In the mid 1980s, Senna, a young, gifted driver, exploded onto the world of Formula One racing. As a Brazilian in a predominantly European sport, a purist in a world polluted with backroom deals, and a man of faith in an arena filled with cynicism, Senna had to fight hard—both on and off the track. Facing titanic struggles, he conquered Formula One and became a global icon who was idolized in his home country. Told solely through the use of archival footage, Asif Kapadia’s documentary is a thrill ride worthy of its daring subject. Adrenaline will be pumping ...more
  • Williams
    Photo: Williams / Curzon Artificial Eye
    6 votes


    For fans of: documentary movies about racing legends

    This sports documentary tells the story of the Williams Formula 1 team founded by the legendary Sir Frank Williams

  • Rush
    Photo: Rush
    12 votes

    For fans of: Formula One racing movies about the 1970s and Hans Landa

    In the mid-1970s, charismatic English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) share an intense rivalry in Formula 1 racing. Driving vehicles that are little more than gas-filled, rolling bombs, Hunt and Lauda burn up the track, all the while pushing themselves to the breaking point of physical and mental endurance. Meanwhile, the women (Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara) in their lives can only watch as both drivers risk death with every lap.

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  • Max Verstappen: Whatever It Takes
    Photo: Max Verstappen: Whatever It Takes / FB Watch
    5 votes

    Max Verstappen: Whatever It Takes

    For fans of: the challenges of modern Formula One

    In this three-part docuseries, the people closest to Max give you a special insight into the rise of Max Verstappen in Formula 1. It is the story of a passionate racing family with a dream: making Max the new superstar in Formula 1

  • Grand Prix
    Photo: Grand Prix
    5 votes

    For fans of: Formula One racing movies

    The most daring drivers in the world have gathered to compete for the 1966 Formula One championship. After a spectacular wreck in the first of a series of races, American wheelman Pete Aron (James Garner) is dropped by his sponsor. Refusing to quit, he joins a Japanese racing team. While juggling his career with a torrid love affair involving an ex-teammate's wife, Pete must also contend with Jean-Pierre Sarti (Yves Montand), a French contestant who has previously won two world titles.

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  • Schumacher
    Photo: Schumacher / Netflix
    10 votes

    For fans of: documentary movies about racing legends

    Schumacher is a 2021 American sports documentary film directed by Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Vanessa Nöcker, and Michael Wech. Through exclusive interviews and archival footage, this documentary traces an intimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.