Within the official trailer launched earlier than Season 5 of the Netflix collection Drive to Survive, producers teased a variety of the foremost storylines that unfolded through the 2022 Formulation 1 season. There was a tense dialogue between Mercedes Workforce Principal Toto Wolff and Crimson Bull Workforce Principal Christian Horner concerning Mercedes’ aerodynamic struggles, in addition to a dialogue between FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem and Horner concerning Crimson Bull’s cost-cap violations. Inside discussions at McLaren concerning driver Daniel Ricciardo — in some ways the face of the collection — have been additionally highlighted.
So when the fifth season of the docuseries debuted on Friday, followers of each the game, and the Netflix collection, waited to see how the season would start.
It started in one of the simplest ways doable, with “Guenther and Mattia’s Winery Journey.”
As an alternative of a extra heated matter, the primary episode opened with Haas Workforce Principal Guenther Steiner and Ferrari Workforce Principal Mattia Binotto poured right into a tiny inexperienced Fiat 500, taking a drive via the hills of Italy earlier than stopping at Binotto’s winery to drink wine, share a meal, dish about F1, and toast to the yr forward.
Guenther even introduced his good friend a present, a blue apron with the monogrammed “Mattia” on the entrance.
Followers of the game, and the collection, rapidly realized that this was the buddy comedy they didn’t know they wanted:
.@netflix we’d like a present of Guenther Steiner and Mattia Binotto touring wineries
— Ryan Rosenblatt (@RyanRosenblatt) February 24, 2023
1 episode in and I already know it’ll the very best episode of the lot Brings again such fantastic recollections of Kev’s return final yr. Additionally, I actually need a TV collection the place Mattia & Guenther drive round Italy in a fiat 500 along with Italian music enjoying #DTS #F1
— Kaitey Blair – Return of the Magazine (@KaiteyLewis) February 24, 2023
Simply completed the first episode of #DTS5. Is it bizarre I’m critically involved in a journey/ meals present hosted by Guenther and Mattia? What wouldn’t it be known as?!
— Sara Neves (@wondering__sara) February 24, 2023
Sadly for the 2 crew bosses, that may have been the excessive level of their seasons. Haas completed eighth within the Constructors’ Championship — which to be truthful was an enchancment from their tenth-place end in 2021 — and whereas Ferrari’s season began effectively, it didn’t finish effectively.
However we will take care of these storylines later. For now, we’re simply going to bask on this healthful begin to the season, and the thought of a full collection with these two touring vineyards and entering into all types of misadventures.
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