The docu-series, now filming its fourth season, has been credited as an enormous consider fueling the game’s progress in america.
Mercedes’ seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen’s title rival, instructed reporters on the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, that he had observed a surge in curiosity within the nation.
“On this final couple of years it has been the steepest rise and an increasing number of individuals are speaking about it, an increasing number of folks participating,” he mentioned.
“The quantity of emails and messages I get from folks I’ve recognized for years within the States and who by no means knew what I used to be doing and now are hooked and might’t wait to return. I feel quite a lot of them are coming this weekend.”
Verstappen’s Mexican workforce mate Sergio Perez, a two-times race winner who featured closely final season, mentioned he revered what the documentary was doing.
“What it has carried out for System One is super. It is actually one thing I respect,” he mentioned.
“The best way they promote the game is a little bit of a drama. It’s a present however on the finish of the day it’s good for the game and is nice for the followers so I’m pleased with it.”
McLaren’s Lando Norris, voted the second-most fashionable driver after Verstappen in a fan survey printed on Thursday, additionally appreciated the present.
“I am effective with it,” he mentioned. “I feel it is a cool factor. Coming to America there are such a lot of people who find themselves now into System One simply due to watching ‘Drive to Survive.’ I feel I come throughout on it alright.
“I feel they do a very good job. I can not actually converse on behalf of Max.”
His Australian workforce mate Daniel Ricciardo agreed: “Most of us expertise the impact it is had on the game. There is definitely been quite a lot of progress and I actually see that the majority in America.
“There’s occasions the place you need somewhat little bit of house or privateness however I do suppose should you allow them to know no cameras on this room they’re fairly good with that.”