The Amazon Original Series Goes Behind the Scenes with Legendary
Formula 1 Race Team McLaren as They Prepare to Fight for the 2017 World
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 29, 2017--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has greenlit an untitled
McLaren racing docuseries. The Amazon Original Unscripted Series gives
unprecedented access to the McLaren racing team as it competes in the
2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Prime members will be able to
stream the limited series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for
TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online.
Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline
viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series will
be a global release and available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for
members to watch via the Prime Video app for popular smart TVs, Fire TV,
Fire Tablets and Android and iOS phones and tablets. The show will also
be available on PrimeVideo.com
for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“At McLaren, we want to showcase and celebrate every element of Formula
1. We understand and appreciate that Formula 1 fans are always keen for
greater levels of access, insight and information, and this series will
give them the most intimate and honest access to a modern Formula 1 team
that’s ever been seen,” added Zak Brown, McLaren Executive Director.
The series is executive produced by BAFTA winner Manish
Pandey (Senna, Ferrari, The Bentley Boys), Chris
Connell and Anwar Nuseibeh.
Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial
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