Lewis Hamilton, the former world champion, is serving as the executive producer for an upcoming F1-based film. Hamilton has been heavily involved in the project, ensuring authenticity in the script and helping the film come together. One of the key elements in the film is a fictional 11th team called Apex, which has a strong presence in the paddock and has taken over a pit garage. The film crew, with the support of F1, has installed their own cameras on some of the cars to capture on-track action.
The production has also modified F2 cars with the help of Mercedes to resemble current F1 machines. These cars, which carry AMG logos, will be present at the back of the grid before the British GP and will complete part of the formation lap before exiting. The drivers for these cars include former Superleague Formula driver Craig Dolby and 2012 Formula Two champion Luciano Bacheta, both of whom have transitioned into film work after their racing careers.
Not only is Hamilton involved in the film as an executive producer, but he and his co-star Damson Idris will also be driving the cars for certain sequences. They have been receiving training at Silverstone and Paul Ricard to prepare for their roles. Hamilton‘s involvement in the film goes beyond just acting, as he has been actively engaged in the early discussions and ensuring the narrative is realistic. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has mentioned that they provided designs and assistance to make the garages and pit wall as realistic as possible.
Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur has also shared his thoughts on the project, expressing amazement at the attention to detail and authenticity of the car and garage set-up. Vasseur believes that the film could serve as a huge push for F1 and elevate the sport’s profile even further.
As filming for the F1-based film begins, Hamilton admits to feeling nervous but also excited to see the project come to life. He emphasizes the goal of capturing the essence of the sport and hopes that audiences will love and appreciate the film. Hamilton is grateful for the support the film has received from the F1 organization, believing that it showcases the growth and impact of the sport. He also mentions the excitement worldwide for the film, especially with the original F1 characters being involved, in addition to Brad Pitt.
Despite some discussions about Brad Pitt’s character’s age in the film, Hamilton praises the actor’s fitness and believes that the Hollywood element of the movie will make it believable. Hamilton expresses his excitement to have Pitt as part of the F1 movie and has confidence that he will do a fantastic job.
Overall, the F1-based film is generating great anticipation and excitement within the sport and among fans. With the involvement of Lewis Hamilton and Brad Pitt, among others, the film promises to be a thrilling and authentic portrayal of the world of Formula One.