New Delhi, March 15 -- In 2005, a 24-year-old Formula One driver from Spain called Fernando Alonso became, at the time, the youngest world champion in history. Carlos Sainz Jr was agog. His father was a racer too, but it was Alonso who set the nine-year-old's imagination aflame. The boy from Madrid vowed to grow up and become a racing driver.

Sainz is now, poetically enough, 24, and spent most of last year duelling with his idol. The Spaniards locked horns not for victories but bragging rights. This jousting is evocatively captured in The King Of Spain, the second episode of the new Netflix documentary series Formula 1: Drive To Survive.

Executive-produced by Paul Martin, Sophie Todd and James-Gay Rees (who also produced Asif Kapadia's en...