Simply about everybody desires to hop on on the Drive to Survive bandwagon nowadays — together with among the groups which might be already competing in System 1 and subsequently are additionally featured within the Netflix docuseries. Yep: Alfa Romeo is one in all them, releasing a collection of quick documentaries on YouTube as part of a collection known as Past the Seen, and it’s truly fairly rattling good.
Past the Seen goals to go the place DTS doesn’t by specializing in the five hundred crew members who design, construct, prep, and preserve the staff’s race cars. Because the press launch places it:
“Earlier than We Hit the Floor,” the collection’ opening episode, reveals the powerful strategy of approaching the races. The weeks main as much as the beginning of the brand new season are certainly an important section, skilled with complete depth and focus. These are days of robust feelings, adrenaline-pumping anticipation, psychological and bodily preparation. However none of this transpires externally. That’s the reason Alfa Romeo presents “past the seen,” reporting every part that precedes the extremely anticipated inaugural race of the world championship. Through the weeks main as much as the occasion, motivation, ardour and focus turn out to be the important thing to pursuing one widespread objective: velocity.
Protagonists of the primary episode are the managers of a staff who work laborious to outline methods and targets geared toward getting essentially the most out of the group, persevering with motivation on the highest stage.
You possibly can watch the primary episode right here.
Lots of the DTS-fashion “behind the scenes” documentaries we’ve seen from different collection or groups haven’t actually in contrast with the unique product for a wide range of causes, however Past the Seen comes shut. Its excessive manufacturing high quality and first-person narration units it aside from the remaining (though there’s a filter casting a bizarre hue over every part, giving off each Instagram filter and horror film vibes, and a heavy emphasis on manufacturers and heritage). Past the Seen feels actually artsy, which is good.
The episodes are additionally fairly quick — this primary one clocks in at slightly below 9 minutes — so you’ll be able to sneak in a peep at your desk whereas your boss isn’t watching. You have got my permission.