Criticism of Drive to Survive: 'Impossible to hide dismay'

24-03-2021 07:59 | Updated: 24-03-2021 10:32
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Criticism of Drive to Survive: 'Impossible to hide dismay'

There has been quite a bit of criticism of the latest season of Drive to Survive. The series is said to be over the top and to push situations too far. But now there is also criticism from the paddock, because Claire Williams' husband is not happy with the series.

Criticism of Drive to Survive

Drive to Survive is a series of ten episodes dealing with a range of issues. Think about the scandal surrounding the 'Pink Mercedes', the problems at Ferrari, Silly Season and the pressure on Alexander Albon. However, one major issue that is mentioned with only one sentence in the entire series is the departure of the Williams family.

This has gone down the wrong path for Claire Williams' husband, Marc Harris, who lashed out on Instagram. ''It is impossible to hide the level of frustration and upset I feel around the latest season of Netflix’s Drive to Survive. The point of the show is to bring fans closer to the sport, to provide insight into what happens and to tell the stories of the season,'' Harris begins.

Williams' story

''It is hard to believe that there was a more important story (other than COVID 19) than the sale of one of the most historic, successful and treasured teams the sport has ever seen. Over 50 years in the sport, 16 World Championships and the legendary Team Principal Sir Frank Williams and the family leaving a sport that they helped make what it is today and barely a mention. What a disgrace. It feels like a total lack of respect to SFW, Claire and the team itself.
What an opportunity to tell a story of just how hard the sport is, how tough to survive and the sacrifices that have to be made.

''It’s easy to say there wasn’t access granted. No, access wasn’t granted to any film crew (other than the Williams own) to the very private moments when Claire had to tell the team that the family were having to sell and leave the sport they love and breathe for. But an abundance of footage was made available by the team and all crews had access at all other times. What a shame it wasn’t used...'' Harris concludes.

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