Jun.24 - It is clear that an explosive meeting of team bosses in Montreal will be featured in the next official Netflix series about Formula 1.

As the bosses warred over the FIA's clampdown on so-called 'porpoising', Red Bull boss Christian Horner revealed that the Netflix cameras were rolling when Toto Wolff "lost his sh*t".

"The meeting got a little emotional," Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack told Auto Motor und Sport.

"There was a camera and I think it was Christian who asked if it could be turned off. But I can't say if it was still being recorded or if the microphones were open the whole time."

Germany's Bild newspaper quoted Horner as confirming that there were "elements of theatre" to the Montreal meeting.

"Lewis' new film is coming up," he said. "Maybe Toto will get a role in it."

Otmar Szafnauer, boss of the Renault-owned team Alpine, told Sport1: "The fact that Netflix was there certainly contributed to my reluctance not to say anything."

He said of the presence of the cameras: "Does it create drama that otherwise wouldn't exist? I don't know but I'm sure people will assume that it has an impact.

"And maybe it does."

Axed Haas driver Nikita Mazepin said that because Netflix is "trying to make a business" out of its involvement in Formula 1, "some uninteresting moments" need to be spiced up.

"I think the work of the editors is very difficult and I certainly do not envy them," he told Sport-Express.

"Generally, everything that popularises sports is a good project, because they are primarily aiming at young people.

"Perhaps in 10-20 years, some young guy will not go to a pub to drink beer in the evening after studying but will instead go karting. Then I think we would say it was a successful project."

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5 F1 Fan comments on “Alpine team boss says Netflix cameras creating drama in F1

  1. ReallyOldRacer

    Repeat after me, it's the $$$ stupid. Liberty is a media company, not a racing venture. Anything to increase value is fair game.

    • John B

      What a stupid comment

      There would be no f1 if Liberty did not maximize their revenues

      Your business sense needs an overhaul or is it too late 🤔 for you to 👊 grasp

      • ReallyOldRacer

        I think that's what I said. Our sport is now a business first, racing second.
        BTW, F1 survived and flourished long before Liberty. Do you have to be such a dick? Maybe too much time alone on the moors with the sheep?

  2. John B

    Refreshing to see the nuts and 🔩 bolts of F1

    Race days are way too sanitized and shit talking by commentators favoring Lulu and MB

    Netflix tells it as spoken by people in the front line not afraid to show true feelings and opinions

    Keep it up


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