The BEST Episodes of Formula 1: Drive to Survive

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Network: Netflix

Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track — during one cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing.

Raging Bulls

#1 - Raging Bulls

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

Alex Albon, the newest driver for Team Red Bull, strives to accomplish what his predecessor couldn't. Also, tragedy strikes at the Belgian Grand Prix.

star 8.14
214 votes
Redemption

#2 - Redemption

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

At the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, Ricciardo feels pressured by an upstart. Also, the men and women of Williams Racing fight to remain relevant.

star 7.94
379 votes
The Art of War

#3 - The Art of War

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

The troubled offtrack relationship between Red Bull and Renault hits a new low. Meanwhile, a top Formula 1 driver makes a shocking move.

star 7.91
378 votes
Dark Days

#4 - Dark Days

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes team — long dominant in Formula 1 — face a true test of mettle on a rain-soaked track at the German Grand Prix.

star 7.90
234 votes
All to Play For

#5 - All to Play For

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

Driver Daniel Ricciardo looks to make a statement on the track while the teams prepare for the first race of the season at the Australian Grand Prix.

star 7.89
493 votes
Checkered Flag

#6 - Checkered Flag

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

As the 2019 season winds down, upstart drivers — including Albon, Gasly and Sainz — compete for one last chance at a podium finish.

star 7.87
194 votes
Great Expectations

#7 - Great Expectations

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

Red Bull rivals Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly race in Monaco, Montreal and Austria, where one driver shines and the other struggles.

star 7.86
218 votes
Crossing the Line

#8 - Crossing the Line

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

Drivers -- both legends and upstarts -- focus on ending the year on a high note as the teams prepare for the season's final race at Abu Dhabi.

star 7.85
346 votes
The Next Generation

#9 - The Next Generation

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

Sauber driver Charles Leclerc hopes to achieve something his late godfather Jules Bianchi never did: race for Ferrari.

star 7.78
352 votes
Seeing Red

#10 - Seeing Red

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

Few — if any — teams have a history that can match Ferrari's. But not even the Prancing Horse is immune to a little interdriver drama.

star 7.71
203 votes
Stars and Stripes

#11 - Stars and Stripes

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

The bitter rivalry between Renault and Haas heats up, and the mid-tier teams vie for bragging rights at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

star 7.71
349 votes
Boiling Point

#12 - Boiling Point

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

As mediocrity becomes the norm for Team Haas, frustration over the poor performances threaten to tear the group apart from within.

star 7.71
238 votes
Lights Out

#13 - Lights Out

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

Another Formula 1 season kicks off at the Australian Grand Prix as 10 racing teams vie for the podium.

star 7.68
263 votes
All or Nothing

#14 - All or Nothing

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

When Force India is bought by a group led by Lawrence Stroll, the team's two drivers worry Stroll's son, Lance, may take one of their spots.

star 7.68
354 votes
Musical Chairs

#15 - Musical Chairs

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

For Formula 1 drivers like Nico Hülkenberg, holding on to a job can feel like a game of musical chairs. Will the music stop at the German Grand Prix?

star 7.63
202 votes
Keeping Your Head

#16 - Keeping Your Head

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

Perhaps trying too hard, Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean struggles with confidence and nerves at the famed French Grand Prix.

star 7.62
316 votes
Dogfight

#17 - Dogfight

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

Eager to return their teams to glory, Renault's Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr. vow to prove themselves on the track.

star 7.59
236 votes
Trouble at the Top

#18 - Trouble at the Top

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

A team's financial backing doesn't always translate into victories. See: McLaren. Also, the principal and co-owner of Force India faces legal issues.

star 7.55
366 votes
The King of Spain

#19 - The King of Spain

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 8, 2019

Team McLaren aims to turn things around as its driver Fernando Alonso faces Renault's Carlos Sainz Jr. at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

star 7.53
438 votes
Blood, Sweat & Tears

#20 - Blood, Sweat & Tears

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 28, 2020

While many believe Williams's best years are long gone, deputy team principal Claire Williams sees a bright future with rookie driver George Russell.

star 7.46
195 votes