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VW CEO credits Netflix for F1 popularity surge

May 6 It may be controversial, but F1's official Netflix series Drive to Survive will keep its engines revving for now. A deal has been struck for at least two more seasons of the dramatic documentary, which may have contributed to Volkswagen's decision to green-light F1 projects for Audi and Porsche. 'Formula 1 is developing extremely positively worldwide,' VW CEO Herbert Diess told Wolfsburger Nachrichten newspaper. 'Netflix has led to a significant increase in the number of followers in the USA,' he added. Many insiders and fans, however – and also prominent drivers like world champion Max Verstappen – are not keen on the exaggerated style of the series. 'I'm ice cold about...
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