Amazon Readies Untitled McLaren Racing Docuseries
Posted Fri Mar 31, 2017 at 06:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The upcoming doc is speeding toward Prime Video.
Amazon has greenlit an untitled McLaren racing docuseries. The show will provide unprecedented access to the McLaren racing team as it competes in the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
"The series will take Amazon Prime members inside what it takes to compete at the highest level of Formula 1 racing," said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. "It will combine unparalleled access with exciting and dramatic storytelling that will appeal to racing fans and non-racing fans alike."
The series follows McLaren, founded in 1963, as they prepare to challenge for the 2017 World Championship, with new Executive Director and former racer Zak Brown leading the famed racing organization. Featuring exclusive access from McLaren to the technically competitive and secretive world of racing, the series will let Prime members embed with the team and its drivers: rookie Stoffel Vandoorne and former double world champion Fernando Alonso. The show features coverage of the physical and mental preparation of a Formula 1 crew, including exclusive footage of how McLaren builds and tests a Formula 1 car, and behind-the-scenes, never-before-seen coverage of the sponsor and partnership deals that finance the team.
An exact release date has not been announced yet, but the limited series will be available globally exclusively through Prime Video.
"McLaren dominated F1 in the modern era, creating champions like Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton. But they are also a family who have recently gone through difficult times, both on track and off," said Executive Producer Manish Pandey. "And like all families, we will watch them pull together to regain their rightful place at the head of F1."
A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $99 per year or $11 per month. Likewise, Prime Instant Video is available as a standalone service for $9 per month.
Sources: Amazon, McLaren
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