The series has grown from strength to strength after each season, gaining massive popularity and a huge fan base.

Season 4 attracted the biggest audience to date and broke into the weekly Top 10 in 56 countries.

Offering unprecedented access, the new season will once again take fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 and 2023 championships.  The series will offer never-before-seen footage and interviews from the sport's biggest names.

The series has given fans an insight into some great stories within the sport. Season one captured the near deadly crash involving Haas driver Romain Grosjean and the struggles of Haas Team Principal and fan favourite Guenther Steiner.

We've also seen the stories of Daniel Ricciardo's team switches, the rivalry between Red Bull and Renault and the heavyweight head to head of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

To its credit, the show has created a huge new fanbase for the sport, particularly in America. However, it has also come under fire for its over-dramatisation of certain scenes and scenarios. The controversies have even led prominent racer Verstappen to step away and refuse to take part in the latest series.

"I understand it needs to be done to boost the popularity. But from my side as a driver, I don’t like being part of it," Verstappen told The Associated Press.

"They faked a few rivalries which don’t really exist. So, I decided to not be a part of it and did not give any more interviews after that. Because then there is nothing you can show."

Season five of 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' is currently filming and will launch on Netflix in 2023.