The Worst Episodes of Formula 1: Drive to Survive – Cringe-worthy moments that will make you squirm

Buckle up, Formula 1 fans! We’re about to dive into the worst episodes of the hit docuseries “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”. As a self-proclaimed TV addict and racing enthusiast, I’ve seen it all – the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. But let me tell you, these episodes are the equivalent of crashing into a wall at 200 miles per hour. From cringe-worthy team dynamics to lackluster race coverage, we’ll be taking a look at the episodes that left me wanting to hit the brakes. So, grab your popcorn and get ready to relive the moments we wish never happened in the world of Formula 1.
Boiling Point

Boiling Point

Season 2 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2020-02-28

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

No Regrets

No Regrets

Season 3 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2021-03-19

With driver Carlos Sainz Jr. moving to Ferrari at the end of the season, McLaren puts its faith in his soon-to-be-former teammate, Lando Norris.

Dark Days

Dark Days

Season 2 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2020-02-28

Dark Days – 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.

Matter of Principal

Matter of Principal

Season 5 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2023-02-24

Ferrari drivers and decision-makers feel the pressure of high expectations at a star-studded new event in Miami and a game-changing race at Silverstone.

Redemption

Redemption

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2019-03-08

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

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2019-03-08

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

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Season 4 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2022-03-11

They have the raw talent, but can they handle the pressure? Now Yuki Tsunoda and Esteban Ocon must sink or swim in the rough waters of Formula 1.

Dances With Wolff

Dances With Wolff

Season 4 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2022-03-11

Rumours fly about whether an up-and-coming driver will join Hamilton on team Mercedes, potentially leaving Valtteri Bottas without a seat.

Nice Guys Finish Last

Nice Guys Finish Last

Season 5 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2023-02-24

Daniel Ricciardo’s future starts to look uncertain when McLaren team managers set their sights on new talent, while Alpine weighs the best way forward.

Bounce Back

Bounce Back

Season 5 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2023-02-24

Mercedes principal Toto Wolff works to combat the team’s unexpected struggles, while Lewis Hamilton navigates a bumpy ride in the team’s redesigned car.

Like Father, Like Son?

Like Father, Like Son?

Season 5 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2023-02-24

Crashes and costs mount for Haas as driver Mick Schumacher fights to live up to his father’s racing legacy and prove his worth to the team.

Hot Seat

Hot Seat

Season 5 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2023-02-24

As the Red Bull team pushes to build on their lead against Ferrari, all eyes are on Sergio “Checo” Pérez during a dramatic Monaco Grand Prix.

Alpha Male

Alpha Male

Season 5 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2023-02-24

When Pierre Gasly announces he’s leaving Alpha Tauri, Yuki Tsunoda faces losing a teammate and a friend. Can he step up to show that he’s ready to lead?

End of the Road

End of the Road

Season 5 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2023-02-24

The 2022 season hurtles toward a conclusion in Abu Dhabi, where Ferrari fights to hold off Mercedes and McLaren hopes for a miracle to overtake Alpine.

Cash Is King

Cash Is King

Season 3 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2021-03-19

As the threat of COVID-19 looms at the Australian Grand Prix, one team’s new car design causes controversy.

Nobody's Fool

Nobody’s Fool

Season 3 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2021-03-19

Determined to emerge from Lewis Hamilton’s shadow, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas seizes his chance at the Russian Grand Prix.

We Need to Talk About Ferrari

We Need to Talk About Ferrari

Season 3 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2021-03-19

Welcome to the Italian Grand Prix, where Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel try to put a much-needed silver lining on their season.

The End of the Affair

The End of the Affair

Season 3 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2021-03-19

Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo announces a bold move. Multiple teams band together against a rising Racing Point.

Guenther's Choice

Guenther’s Choice

Season 3 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2021-03-19

Pressured to make changes to his underperforming team, Haas principal Guenther Steiner pursues an up-and-coming driver with massive potential.

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Season 4 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2022-03-11

Now racing for McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo sets out to prove that he’s still a force on the track. Meanwhile, Lando Norris puts on the pressure.