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New Amazon series chronicles McLaren's road to perdition with Honda

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Amazon has announced that a new docuseries entitled 'Grand Prix Driver' will premiere on February 9, exclusively on its Prime Video streaming platform.

Narrated by Oscar-winning actor and F1 fan Michael Douglas, the documentary chronicles McLaren's challenging 2017 season and offers unprecedented insight into the inner workings of F1's second most successful team, including the painful demise of its relationship with Honda.

The multi-episode series is written and produced by Manish Pandey, the man behind the production of the famed Senna documentary, Chris Connell and Anwar Nuseibeh.

"It’s no secret that this has been the most difficult season in McLaren’s history and it would have been easy for them to close the doors on us," said Pandey.

"Instead, the team trusted Prime members to understand the mind-blowing complexity of modern Formula 1 and to recognize that all competitors take falls – but only great champions get up again, fight and win."

'Grand Prix Driver' film crews were allowed access to McLaren's usually closed-off quarters as they followed rookie Stoffel Vandoorne's grueling physical preparation, Zak Browns's challenging quest for sponsorship or the good and the bad of Fernando Alonso's season.

"We were absolutely committed to opening every door for Amazon's film crew as they followed us across our many months of preparation ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 season," says Zak Brown.

"We left no stone unturned in giving them the access and insight they needed - and the results, both the good and the not so good, are both revealing and compelling.

"I can't remember a Formula 1 operation revealing as much as we have, and the results will show the sheer effort, ambition, hope and heartbreak that makes Formula 1 the greatest sport in the world."

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