Daniel Ricciardo says “Drive to Survive” has changed F1’s fandom “massively”

Daniel Ricciardo has said in a latest interview that the Netflix original “Drive to Survive” has “massively” altered the Formula One’s fandom

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Daniel Ricciardo says “Drive to Survive” has changed F1’s fandom “massively”

Daniel Ricciardo, the 33-year-old Australian who would be departing McLaren by end-2022, has said in a latest interview that the Netflix original “Drive to Survive” has “massively” altered the Formula One’s fandom.

In the matter of the fact, latest remarks from the Aussies came forth as he has reportedly been looking for a reserve-driver role for 2023, as the 33-year-old wishes to remain in Formula One. He has been linked to race in NASCAR, but, Ricciardo had shown no intent to depart the Formula One arena.

Since there has been no driver’s seat available for Ricciardo, he is looking for a reserve’s role, however, it is yet to be confirmed whether he would be able to find a reserve driver’s role as well. Nonetheless, latest media reports had unveiled that Mercedes had been in talks with Ricciardo for a reserve driver role.

Ricciardo says “Drive to Survive” massively alters F1’s fandom

If truth is to be spoken, Formula One’s latest move to add two new tracks in the US, has largely been galvanized by the Netflix series “Drive to Survive,” while the series had exponentially enhanced the sport’s popularity in the world’s largest economy.

Meanwhile, speaking in the “Your Mom’s House” podcast, Ricciardo unveiled how “Drive to Survive” has yielded a mass-scale change in F1’s fan base adding “It really has changed drastically since the series.

Because it was a very niche group of followers that was…F1 is some people’s life. Like, it’s the only sport they love and they are into. But then there’s basically the rest of the world following every other sport except F1.

It just wasn’t very accessible for many years. Even like the simple fact we wear helmets – you couldn’t really put a face to a name. So the show just lets people in. Personalities, stories…everyone can buy into that and it makes it seem normal to some degree”.

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