Review- Netflix has been delivering a lot of documentaries and their latest offering is no different as the streaming service looks at acclaimed racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio.
It is daunting to make a note of Juan Manuel Fangio’s achievements because it’s difficult to compare modern-day Formula 1 racing to the olden days of racing. The entire environment and set-up mean a scientific way to assert whether the F1 legend was the “greatest of all time” proves difficult. The Netflix documentary delves into his achievements, while also showing the unique similarities and differences of the sport, then and now.
But at the same time, A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story is hinting that Juan Manuel Fangio is the GOAT. The Netflix documentary purposefully interviews a sports scientist that looks at the variables, stats, and environments to determine how Juan holds up against the other champions in a timeline. Using technical metrics like Drivers vs Teams vs Environment provides a fascinating model. For instance, the Netflix documentary delves into how drivers were more involved in their car back in Juan’s day, and how now, with workforces of thousands of people, the driver in the modern day is less reliant on getting their hands dirty in the mechanics. They have also covered a lot of industry interviews.
Watch it only if you are true blue racing and F1 fan, for others they might find a disconnect.