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2020-03-27 04:30

Sean Parker

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As the lockdown period gets underway this week to curb COVID-19 infections in the country, we searched streaming site Netflix and picked the best car shows and motorsport content to keep entertained over the next three weeks. 

From a behind the scenes look at one of the world's most glamorous sport's in Formula 1's Drive to Survive to the detail that goes into the world's fastest cars in Story of a hypercar there is amazing content on Netflix. 

Here are some of our top picks but remember all you need to do is type in cars or motorsport in the search bar and you'll find a treasure trove of shows. 

Drive to Survive - Never before have cameras delved so deeply into the personalities behind the world's most exclusive form of motorsport, Formula 1.

Follow the drama of 2018 in the first season and the passion and battles of last year in the second season. 

Fastest Car - This one is for all the modified-car lovers; each episode sees 'three souped-up "sleeper" cars' take on a trio of production supercars from the world's top manufacturers head-to-head. 

The show delves into this fascinating subculture of tuned machinery and shows anything is possible with a few mods. 

The Gentleman Driver - Did you know the first racing car drivers were wealthy businessmen? Known as gentleman drivers, these men were the only ones who could afford to race before the sport became professional

Director Mario Mattei follows four highly-successful businessmen who currently moonlights as racing drivers and competing in some of the world's most gruelling races. They are the gentleman drivers. 

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Jerry Seinfeld is best known for the sitcom about nothing, called Seinfeld; however he's also a massive petrolhead and owns a collection of Porsches.

As the title of the shows suggests, it's some of the world's top comedians getting coffee, and they get fetched by Seinfeld in some awesome cars. Definitely worth a watch, our very own Trevor Noah features too. 

Apex: The Story of the Hypercar - If most of the world's population can't afford a hypercar, what is our deep fascination with them? The brilliant docuseries Apex: The Story of the Hypercar investigates the men and women who develop, manufacture and test hypercars. 

As the series says: 'These exotic machines represent the extremes of the human condition: our urge to surpass, our will to innovate, our love of speed.'

The 24 Hour War - In 2019 Hollywood made a film about Ford's achievement in 1966 to win the world's most famous endurance race: the Le Mans 24 Hours. It starred Christian Bale and Matt Damon as driver Ken Miles and racing car designer Carrol Shelby respectively.

The 24 Hour War goes deeper into the bitter feud between the two titans of the automotive industry, Henry Ford II and Ferrari's Enzo Ferrari.

Tune in as directors Adam Corolla and Nate Adams speak to the people who were there during that period and how the feud changed the company and motorsport.

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