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To those of us who are faithful Formula 1 viewers, Netflix’s Drive to Survive has become required watching. I suspect that’s also true of a number of people who aren’t F1 avid watchers, too. So what’s happening with the third season?

Formula 1 presenter Will Buxton has posted a new video to his channel explaining how the new season was filmed. Although his only involvement in the series is as an interviewee, he does have a lot of light to shed on the subject.

Netflix’s crew was up against the same difficulties as the rest of F1 and, indeed, the world for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately for viewers, that didn’t mean a halt to filming.

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Buxton suspects that B-roll might suffer for the third season, saying some background shots could have to be recycled. He’s not concerned about that, though, because the people he knows on the show think this will be its best season yet.

The quality of shooting should be up to the series’ standards. Despite the pandemic not much changed for the crew filming the third season of Drive to Survive. Of course, the mic operators needed slightly longer booms, and the cameramen fancy lenses to help viewers feel just as involved in the action, but that’s pocket change to Netflix.

And the producers were able to plan in much the same way as the F1 teams, meaning that the filming crews were just as embedded this season as they were in the previous ones, if not more.

As to when the third season will air, Buxton doesn’t have an exact date but does suggest that it will likely drop at around the same time as last season. That would mean a late February-early March release, which would line up nicely with the start of F1’s pre-season testing, with the first session taking place between March 12-14 at the Bahrain International Circuit.


Deliveries of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E were delayed Stateside, but this hasn’t stopped Ford from looking further beyond the ‘quality checks’ issue and announce that its electric SUV will be put together in China too.

Set to be manufactured by by Changan Ford, the Chinese Mustang Mach-E will be strictly limited to the local market, where it will launch later this year with all the bells and whistles and a performance edition that will sit at the top of the range.

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Ford said the Mustang Mach-E GT offered in the People’s Republic will feature a dual-motor layout for a 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint of around 3 seconds. They didn’t go into specifics, but its American equivalent has 480 hp and up to 634 pound-feet (860 Nm) of torque, a targeted 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) of 3.5 seconds and an EPA-estimated driving range of 235 miles (378 km) with the 88 kWh battery fully juiced up.

The Mach-E will feature a suite of driver assistance systems, Level 2+ semi-autonomous driving function that will allow hands-free driving in certain scenarios, over-the-air updates, SYNC+ infotainment system and others. Ford claims that it is the first automaker in China to offer the cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology in a mass production vehicle, a feature that will be included in the Mach-E.

Based on local standards, the most frugal version of the Mustang Mach-E built in China will have an estimated autonomy of more than 600 km (373 miles).

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Demand for SUVs and crossover is so strong that it has encouraged many automakers to give up on making cars. And now Tesla is learning just how good they are at making money.

Fourth quarter Tesla registrations were up 63% in California and, according to data from Cross-Sell, that’s largely thanks to the Model Y. The research firm found that Model Y registrations outpaced those of even the cheaper Model 3.

In fact, Model 3 registrations were down 34% in Q4 to a little more than 7,000. Model Y registrations, meanwhile, were up to nearly 11,500. That accounts for nearly half of all Tesla sales in the state.

The Model Y also benefitted from a wider trend of EV adoption. As we’ve reported before,2020 was a banner year for Tesla registrations and deliveries and the new mass market models (Model 3 and Model Y) are to thank for much of that success.

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Indeed, in 23 other states where data was collected,the Model Y accounted for nearly half of all Tesla registrations in Q4. The numbers are certainly encouraging for Tesla, whose latest model appears to be selling like hotcakes.

Tesla will soon face sterner competition in the US from larger automakers that are committing to EVs, yet for now it’s on a roll. Although the e-tron was the best-selling EV in Norway last year, Audi only managed to sell about 5,000 across the U.S. In the UK, meanwhile, the Model 3 outsold the Golf in December.