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Grand Prix Driver

Grand Prix Driver

  • Premiered: 
    February 9, 2018
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  • Network: Amazon
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: motorsports (auto racing: Formula 1)

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Narrated by Michael Douglas, GRAND PRIX DRIVER is a half-hour documentary series that chronicles the legendary Formula 1 (F1) McLaren-Honda team during the 2017 pre-season as they gear up for their first race in Melbourne. After three tough years without a win, McLaren is hopeful that they will be back on top with their promotion of rookie driver, Stoffel Vandoorne, who will be teammates with two-time champion Fernando Alonso. The series opens with Stoffel having his first seat fit, testing the new car and engine in a simulator and seeing the chassis of his car being completed. Stoffel finds out the price to be paid for entering the exclusive world of F1, with a gruelling PR schedule. Stoffel's gruelling fitness regime intensifies with endurance training. In the UK, 700 engineers, mechanics and designers are racing to build a new car for Stoffel and Alonso. The final piece of the car-build arrives -- the new Honda engine --- and soon Stoffel and Fernando are at the McLaren Technology Centre to unveil the car to the world's media. How will everyone react to the new design and scheme? Behind the scenes, the engine's build issues leave the team weary. Everyone is left wondering how the car will perform in Barcelona. When Stoffel and Alonso finally get behind the wheel of the new McLaren at testing in Barcelona, they blow nine engines by the end of the test. The future of McLaren-Honda is in jeopardy and senior management must make a difficult decision. On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Amazon released all four episodes of GRAND PRIX DRIVER.