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Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 Netflix release date and time — when you can watch

Red Bull chief Christian Horner in a press photo from Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4
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The Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 release date is upon us! And it's pulling in only one week before the 2022 season gets under way. It's almost as if Netflix and the FIA are conspiring to make sure fans don't have a second to breathe. Or, more likely, this is the most canny marketing campaign in a while. 

After a giant game-shaking finale that saw F1 race director Michael Masi's interpretation of the rules set off a firestorm of debate — his choice at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practically decided the winner of the race, and therefore the season — fans have been aching for the behind-the-scenes view we get in Drive to Survive. 

Masi would later be removed from his position, but things are still rocky even after that. ESPN (opens in new tab) reports that Red Bull team principal Christian Horner accused the Medcedes team of applying "bullying" pressure to get Masi out.

Why would Mercedes be upset? Well, Masi's interpretation of the safety car restart rules at Abu Dhabi led to Red Bull's Max Verstappen passing Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, and thereby winning the title.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive has earned a spot in our best shows on Netflix list for quite some time, and we expect season 4 to keep things going. Here's everything you need to know to watch Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4.

When does Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 come out on Netflix?

A car takes a turn in Formula 1 Drive to Survive season 4

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All 10 episodes of Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 premiered on Netflix (opens in new tab) today (Friday, March 11, 2022). It released at 3 a.m. ET (alongside The Adam Project and other new movies and shows to watch this weekend).

In other release date news, we've finally got the Peaky Blinders season 6 Netflix release date for those in the states, and all the info on how to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 episode 3 online around the world, too.

Later this month, Netflix drops Bridgerton season 2. As for the Better Call Saul season 5 Netflix release date? It's been confirmed for two weeks before season 6 debuts.

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Formula 1: Drive to Survive season 4 teaser trailer

The teaser trailer for Drive to Survive season 4 is a rapid-fire sequence of drama. After a whole lot of hype (the phrase "it's winner takes all" is said), Lewis Hamilton refers to something, we're assuming the whole world of F1, as "constant warfare."

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Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.