Not long after a winter without racing the coronavirus outbreak has meant that, for the time being, Formula 1 fans have been left without any action to watch. The only bright light for those anxious to get their fix is that the hugely popular Netflix series, Drive to Survive, returned for series two at the end of February.
As part of the shift towards greater digital output from F1 commercial rights holder Liberty Media, Netflix's cameras were allowed into the paddock for the first time in 2018, shining a spotlight on its rich tapestry of characters, rivalries and stories.
But Drive to Survive has achieved more than simply being additional content. It has been a catalyst for its growing fanbase, arguably of greater importance than anything else seen in recent years, and has shifted perceptions both inside and outside the paddock. Netflix has changed F1 for the better.