Hyperdrive is an American documentarian, non-scripted, auto-racing,reality TV competition series that was executively produced by Charlize Theron. It was released on Netflix on August 21, 2019. This series follows 28 international drivers from across the globe who are competing against each other on one of the largest existing automotive courses in the world.

Summary[edit | edit source]

"Daring drivers from around the world test their limits in custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built."
—Netflix Synopsis

Presenters/Host[edit | edit source]

  • Rutledge Wood
  • Mike Hill
  • Michael Bisping
  • Lindsay Czarniak

Competitors[edit | edit source]

Driver Country Car/Model
Fielding Shredder USA '97 Nissan 240SX/Silvia 'Kouki' S14
Joao Barion Brazil '65 Ford Mustang Fastback
Michael Pettiford USA '10 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport C6
Edward Michalak USA '68 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Package
Aaron Parker USA '93 Mazda RX-7 FD3S
Atsushi Taniguchi Japan '01 Toyota Crown JZS171
Brittany Williams USA '08 Nissan 350Z/Fairlady Z Z33
Axel Francois France '93 Nissan 180SX/200SX RPS13
Sara Haro USA/Sweden '14 Ford Mustang V6
Brent Pursifull USA '72 Pontiac Firebird
Faruk Kugay USA/Poland '08 BMW M3 E92
Stacey Lee May South Africa '86 BMW 3 Series E30
Jordan Martin USA '15 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2
Mark Rios USA '97 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Mike Martin USA '10 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Alex Graff Germany '86 BMW M5 E28
Corinna Graff Germany '12 Mercedes E500
Karolina Pilarczyk Poland '97 Nissan 240SX/Silvia S14
Diego Higa Brazil '05 Ford Mustang GT
Mick 'Wacky' Wilkes United Kindom '73 Vauxhall Bedford Van
Saul Valencia USA '73 Nissan/Datsun 240Z/Fairlady Z S30
Tyrei 'Tokyo' Woodbury USA '93 Nissan 180SX/200SX RPS13
Sherry Kamiya USA '93 Nissan 240SX/Silvia Convertible PS13
Alexandre Claudin France '68 Dodge Charger R/T
John Klarich USA '05 Ford Mustang GT
Nate Galvez USA '89 Mazda Miata/MX-5 NA
Kisaragi Awano Japan '98 Toyota MarkII JZX110
Omar Salaymeh USA '15 Mercedes AMG GT

Rules[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Round

  • The Top Three Finishers will be automatically advanced to the Knockout Round.
  • The Middle Six will have another shot in the next Qualifying Round meeting six new drivers. (only from Q1 to Q3) and four new drivers in Q4
  • The Bottom Three will be eliminated from the competition. (Seven in Q4)

Knockout Round

  • The driver who placed last or post a DNF will be out for the remaining rounds (Only From KO1 to KO2).
  • The two slowest drivers will face on The Head 2 Head.
  • Drivers who are above The Bottom Three (Only From KO1 to KO2), The Bottom Two will advance to the next round.

Head 2 Head/Wildcard Tournament

Track Layout: Start - Turn 1 Target - Shipping Container - Turn 2 Target - 360 Barrel Turn Pole - Finish.

  • In The Head 2 Head. Drivers who are placed 2nd and 3rd last (Only From KO1 to KO2), and at The Bottom Two (From KO3 to KO5) will race each other to stay in the competition. The winner will advanced to the next round and the loser will be out for the remaining rounds
  • In The Wildcard Tournament. Drivers who are eliminated from the Knockout Rounds must go on to the Head 2 Head. They will race each other and have a chance to go back to compete once again. The winner gets back in the competition. And the other drivers are officially eliminated from the competition.

Obstacles & Their Objectives[edit | edit source]

The Leveler

In the Qualifying Round

  • Drivers must drive up the ramp and stop before the edge. The closer to the edge the fastest way to drop The Leveler to the other side saving valuable time.

In the Knockout Round

  • Drivers must find the balance point and remained it balance for 10 seconds. if they reach max time they'll receive a time penalty. and if the car has mechanical issues drivers have no choice but to take max time if they can't balance it.

Hyperdrive Targets - Target Zone, Double, Manji Alley, Slide ways, Front Bump Targets.

  • Drivers must hit these targets using their Backside Fenders or Back Bumper And the door of their car. When the driver missed or hit the target using the Front Fenders or Back Bumper will received a time penalty. if the driver opens the door to hit the targets will automatically be DSQ. this rule was implemented after a driver hits the target using the doors open.
  • Except on Front Bump Targets Like Supernova, The Gauntlet and Slide ways.

Supernova

  • Drivers must hit the Front Bump Target and do a Rockford Turn or J Turn without hitting the penalty light tube. One hit of the light tube will receive a time penalty *Except in Pipe City.

Light box

  • Drivers must do 540 Donut in a randomized pattern boxes in order. if the driver went into the wrong box will they'll have to restart their attemp and find the right box or an incomplete 540 will receive a time penalty. Just like in Supernova one hit of the light tubes will receive a time penalty

Walk on Water

  • Drivers must drive through a pool of water to get to the other side. Light reflectors will guide the drivers to stay on the safe path.

Water Cannon

  • Drivers must outrun the water before it hits them or they can wait for the water to stop firing to avoid risk.

Fast Lane

  • Drivers must accelerate as fast as they can.

Force Perspective

  • Drivers must drive into the hole gap without hitting the wall. Each layer is hit even a tiny bit of damage will receive a time penalty.

Thread The Needle

  • Drivers must drive into a indicated shipping container. and going to a wrong container will receive max time penalty.

The Gauntlet

  • Drivers must hit and avoid some targets and they must stay in the narrow path. One slip off the path will receive max time penalty.

Rail Slide

  • Drivers must slide down the guard rail just to save time and risking damaging their cars or overboard when not lined up correctly.

Roundhouse

  • Drivers must do a 360 in each light tube also hitting the targets as well.

Cyclone

  • Drivers will only have 15 seconds to do a 360 degree turn without hitting the light tube and exit through the assigned gate. When drivers ran out of time before exiting the assigned gate or going into the wrong gate will receive a time penalty.

Episodes/Race Results[edit | edit source]

Season One

Qualifying Rounds[edit | edit source]

Qualifier 1: Ready to Launch.

Course - Control

Track Layout: Start - Supernova - Light Box - Walk on Water - Target Zone - The Leveler - Finish

  • Post Race Result

Place

Driver Time Penalty Result
1 Joao Barion 4:49.9 Advance
2 Brittany Williams 5:19.6 Advance
3 Faruk Kugay 5:35.4 Advance
4 Atsushi Taniguchi 5:45.0 Q2
5 Fielding Shredder 5:45.7 Q2
6 Sara Haro 5:47.0 0:02 Q2
7 Axel Francois 5:47.4 Q2
8 Aaron Parker 5:48.8 Q2
9 Brent Pursifull 6:06.2 Q2
10 Michael Pettiford 6:06.2 0:44 Eliminated
11 Edward Michalak 7:51.2 1:17 Eliminated
12 Stacy Lee May DNF Eliminated

Qualifier 2: Roll the Dice

Course - Adaptability

Track Layout: Start - Supernova - Turn 2 Target - Light Box - Walk on Water - Target Zone - Water Cannon/W 180 Barrel Turn Pole - The Leveler - Finish.

  • Post Race Result
Place Driver Time Penalty Result
1 Atsushi Taniguchi 4:46.9 Advance
2 Fielding Shredder 5:09.8 Advance
3 Sara Haro 5:11.5 0:02 Advance
4 Axel Francois 5:12.0 Q3
5 Jordan Martin 5:13.0 0:06 Q3
6 Corinna Graff 5:21.0 0:02 Q3
7 Karolina Pilarczyk 5:27.4 0:02 Q3
8 Aaron Parker 5:38.3 Q3
9 Alex Graff 5:41.6 0:08 Q3
10 Mike Martin 5:43.3 0:02 Eliminated
11 Brent Pursifull 6:05.1 0:14 Eliminated
12 Mark Rios DNF Eliminated

Qualifier 3: Enter the Assassin

Course - Speed

Track Layout: Start - Turn 2 Target - Fast Lane - Force Perspective - The Leveler - Target Zone - Finish.

  • Post Race Result
Place Driver Time Penalty Result
1 Diego Higa 3:24.6 Advance
2 Jordan Martin 3:28.9 Advance
3 Alex Graff 3:34.3 Advance
4 Karolina Pilarczyk 3:36.5 Q4
5 Corinna Graff 3:59.8 0:05 Q4
6 Aaron Parker 4:29.7 Q4
7 Axel Francois 4:30.2 0:05 Q4
8 Tyrei 'Tokyo' Woodbury 4:35.9 0:15 Q4
9 Alexandre Claudin 4:38.9 0:15 Q4
10 Sherry Kamiya 4:43.9 0:40 Elimnated
11 Saul Valencia 4:54.0 0:45 Elimnated
12 Mick 'Wacky' Wilkes 4:43.6 0:10 Elimnated

Qualifier 4: Go Hard or Go Home

Course - Reflexibility

Track Layout: Start - Turn 1 Double - Thread The Needle - Manji Alley - Force Perspective - The Leveler - Target Zone - Finish.

*This is the final Qualifying Round. Which means drivers who finish in The Bottom Six are now eliminated and out of the competition.

  • Post Race Result. *Time penalties were not shown but they were added in their lap time.
Place Driver Time Result
1 Axel Francois 4:35.6 Advance
2 Alexandre Claudin 4:44.3 Advance
3 Corrina Graff 5:15.4 Advance
4 Karonlina Pilarczyk 5:34.2 Eliminated
5 Aaron Parker 5:37.4 Eliminated
6 Omar Salaymeh 5:44.5 Eliminated
7 Tyrei 'Tokyo' Woodbury 5:46.1 Eliminated
8 John Klarich 5:48.3 Eliminated
9 Kisaragi Awano 6:44.7 Eliminated
10 Nate Galvez 6:48.3 Eliminated
  • Top Twelve Qualifiers
Driver Country Car/Model
Joao Barion Brazil '65 Ford Mustang GT
Brittany Williams USA '08 Nissan 350Z/Fairlady Z Z33
Faruk Kugay USA/Poland '08 BMW M3 E92
Atsushi Taniguchi Japan '01 Toyota Crown JZS171
Fielding Shredder USA '97 Nissan 240SX/Silvia 'Kouki' S14
Sara Haro USA/Sweden '14 Ford Mustang V6
Diego Higa Brazil '05 Ford Mustang GT
Jordan Martin USA '15 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2
Alex Graff Germany '86 BMW M5 E28
Axel Francois France '93 Nissan 180SX/200SX RPS13
Alexandre Claudin France '68 Dodge Charger R/T
Corrina Graff Germany '12 Mercedes E500

Knockout Round[edit | edit source]

Knockout 1: Head to Head

Track Layout: Start - Turn 1 Target - Double Supernova - Pipe City W/Double - The Leveler - Walk on Water - Target Zone - Finish.

  • Post Race Result
  • *(Wet) - Wet Track
Place Driver Time Penalty Result
1 Diego Higa 5:54.2 Advance
2 Atsushi Taniguchi 6:07.1 Advance
3 Joao Barion 7:01.8 Advance
4 Axel Francois 7:08.0 0:10 Advance
5 Corinna Graff 7:11.9 0:10 Advance
6 Fielding Shredder 7:23.6 0:10 Advance
7 Brittany Williams 8:17.7 0:30 Advance
8 Alex Graff 8:36.3 (Wet) 0:06 Advance
9 Sara Haro 9:19.9 0:02 Advance
10 Jordan Martin 10:36.8 0:34 Head 2 Head
11 Faruk Kugay 12:06.9 1:50 Head 2 Head
12 Alexandre Claudin DNF Eliminated

Head 2 Head.

Driver Winner Result
Faruk Kugay *Jordan Martin Advance
Jordan Martin

*Due to Faruk Takes a penalty by hitting the Turn 2 Target using the front of the car.

Driver/s Eliminated: Alexandre Claudin, Faruk Kugay.

Knockout 2: Checkers or Wreckers

Track Layout: Start - Turn 1 Double - Thread The Needle W/Target - Pipe City W/ Single Target & Supernova Without Light Tubes - Manji Alley - The Leveler - The Gauntlet - Finish.

  • Post Race Results
Place Driver Time Penalty Result
1 Joao Barion 6:41.3 0:50 Advance
2 Corinna Graff 6:59.9 1:00 Advance
3 Brittany Williams 7:04.3 1:00 Advance
4 Diego Higa 7:09.8 1:00 Advance
5 Sara Haro 7:25.5 0:50 Advance
6 Alex Graff 7:27.8 1:10 Advance
7 Atsushi Taniguchi 8:00.4 1:10 Advance
8 Axel Francois 8:15.9 1:50 Head 2 Head
9 Jordan Martin 8:54.7 1:30 Head 2 Head
10 Fielding Shredder DNF Eliminated

Head 2 Head

Driver Winner Result
Axel Francois Axel Francois Advance
Jordan Martin

Drivers Eliminated: Fielding Shredder, Jordan Martin.

Knockout 3: Track Is Hot

Track Layout: Start - Supernova - Turn 2 Double - *Water Cannon - The Leveler - Walk on Water - Target Zone - Rail Slide/Walk on Water - Finish.

*Water Cannon was removed for the remaining drivers after Corrina's winshield was destroyed from impact by the cannon but still manage to finish her lap.

*Drivers can choose one of these path to return to the finish line. Rail Slide - Risk the car and save some valuable time or back to Walk on Water - Maintain the car and lose some valuable time.

  • Post Race Result.
Place Driver Time Penalty Result
1 Diego Higa 3:51.4 Advance
2 Brittany Williams 4:18.1 Advance
3 Joao Barion 4:18.9 Advance
4 Alex Graff 4:37.3 Advance
5 Atsushi Taniguchi 4:40.2 Advance
6 Corinna Graff 5:41.3 0:04 Advance
7 Axle Francois 5:45.8 Head 2 Head
8 Sara Haro 5:45.9 0:30 Head 2 Head

Head 2 Head

Driver

Winner Result
Axel Francois Axel Francois Advance
Sara Haro

Driver/s Eliminated: Sara Haro.

Wild Card: A Chance at Redemption

Drivers who are eliminated during the Knockout Rounds will face each other in order to get back in the competition. But only one will return to the competition.

  • Wild Card Tournament.

1st Half

Driver Winner
Alexandre Claudin Faruk Kugay
Faruk Kugay

2nd Half

Driver Winner
Fielding Shredder Fielding Shredder
Jordan Martin

3rd Half

Driver Winner
Sara Haro Sara Haro
Faruk Kugay

Final

Driver Overall Winner
Fielding Shredder Fielding Shredder
Sara Haro

Drivers officially eliminated from the competition: Alexandre Claudin, Jordan Martin, Faruk Kugay, Sara Haro

Course: The Gateway

Track Layout: Start - Turn 1 Slide Ways - Roundhouse - Force Perspective - The Leveler - The Gauntlet - Target Zone - Rail Slide - Finish.

  • Post Race Result.
Place Driver Time Penalty Result
1 Diego Higa 5:52.6 0:10 Advance
2 Axel Francois 6:29.7 0:30 Advance
3 Joao Barion 6:34.4 0:25 Advance
4 Atsushi Taniguchi 6:55.2 0:45 Advance
5 Corrina Graff 6:57.8 0:45 Advance
6 Fielding Shredder 7:00.4 0:45 Advance
7 Alex Graff 7:00.8 0:50 Head 2 Head
8 Brittany Williams 7:01.6 0:40 Head 2 Head

Head 2 Head

Driver Winner Result
Alex Graff Alex Graff Advance
Brittany Williams

Driver/s Eliminated: Brittany Williams

Semifinal: Last Chance

Track Layout: Start - Turn 2 Slide Ways - Cyclone - Force Perspective - The Leveler - The Gauntlet - Target Zone - Walk on Water/W Targets - Finish.

  • Post Race Result.
Place Driver Time Penalty Result
1 Diego Higa 4:56.8 0:05 Hyperdrive Final
2 Joao Barion 5:53.3 1:10 Hyperdrive Final
3 Atsushi Taniguchi 6:17.3 0:40 Hyperdrive Final
4 Axel Francois 6:28.1 0:55 Hyperdrive Final
5 Corinna Graff 6:58.1 0:40 Hyperdrive Final
6 Fielding Shredder 7:01.8 1:00 Head 2 Head
7 Alex Graff 7:13.7 0:40 Head 2 Head

Head 2 Head

Driver Winner Result
Fielding Shredder Fielding Shredder Hyperdrive Final
Alex Graff

Driver/s Eliminated: Alex Graff

Finale: The Monster

Course - The Monster

Track Layout: Start - Slide Ways - Double Supernova - Pipe City/W 540 Barrel Turn Pole - Cyclone - The Leveler - Manji Alley - *Walk on Water/W Targets - Target Zone - Rail Slide - Finish.

*Drivers can go back through Walk on Water if they missed the target.

  • Post Race Result
Place Driver Time Penalty
1 Diego Higa 5:54.2 0:35
2 Axel Francois 5:56.1 0:15
3 Fielding Shredder 6:28.5 0:20
4 Atsushi Taniguchi 6:29.6 0:30
5 Joao Barion DNF
6 Corinna Graff DNF

Post Championship Result[edit | edit source]

Place Driver Country Car/Model
1 Diego Higa Brazil '05 Ford Mustang GT
2 Axel Francois France '93 Nissan 180SX/200SX RPS13
3 Fielding Shredder USA '97 Nissa 240SX/Silvia 'Kouki' S14

Facts[edit | edit source]

-The Competition and The Obstacle Course were based on Gymkhana Grid and Red Bull's Drift Shifters, Car Park Drift.

-The Leveler was originally used on the 2008 Toyota Tundra Commercial.

-The Water Cannon was used on Disneyland's wet rides.

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