Red Bull team boss Christian Horner was caught on camera dishing out a brutal put down to Lewis Hamilton when the Brit sealed his seventh world title in 2020. The following year would see tensions between Mercedes and Red Bull thrust into the spotlight, with suspense and antagonism mounting right up until a show-stopping finale.
Tensions flared in 2021, with Hamilton and title-rival Max Verstappen embroiled in thrilling battles almost every race week.
The pair notably came together at Silverstone and Monza, in a Championship battle which rarely saw them separated by more than a handful of points.
Fans are already anticipating what the new season of Drive to Survive will reveal about the timeless battle, and they are given drama right from the off.
In a snippet of footage from the very first episode of the fourth season, Hamilton is shown on the podium after winning his 2020 world title, saying: “It feels like I’m only just getting started.”
A statement to which Horner replied under his breath: “I wish he’d shut the f*** up.”
The Red Bull boss would be the one smiling a year later when Verstappen overtook Hamilton at Yas Marina in controversial circumstances to snatch the world title.
FIA race director Michael Masi came under fire for effectively wiping out the Brit’s lead behind a late safety car, which handed the Red Bull man a prime opportunity to overtake on the final lap, which he grasped with both hands.