LONDON (Reuters) – World champions Mercedes and Ferrari have agreed to take part in a second Netflix ‘Drive to Survive’ documentary series due to be aired next year, Formula One announced on Wednesday.
The first 10-part documentary series filmed in 2018 and released this year focussed mostly on teams further down the starting grid after the top two decided not to be part of it.
A behind-the-scenes look at the championship, it was well-received by fans and sponsors.
Mercedes, the dominant team of five times world champion Lewis Hamilton, are celebrating their 200th start as a Formula One constructor at this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
They also plan to race in a special livery to commemorate their 125th year in motorsport.
Hamilton, winner at Hockenheim last year, goes into the halfway mark of the season with a 39-point lead over Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas.
Mercedes have won nine of 10 races so far in 2019.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, Editing by Ken Ferris)