Fans and spectators of Formula 1 will be thrilled to learn that a film will be produced about the renowned racing series during the 2023 Silverstone Grand Prix. The film’s title has not yet been determined. During the British Grand Prix weekend, the first sequences of the F1 film starring Brad Pitt will be filmed.
The first images of the “Apex GP” team’s storage have been published. Damson Idris will portray ‘Sonny Hayes’s’ companion, ‘Joshua Pearce,’ while Brad Pitt will portray ‘Sonny Hayes’.
People will be able to view footage captured on the track and in the pits, which have been outfitted with a complete gantry to depict tire adjustments.
Hayes, a retired race car driver, steps out of retirement to train Pearce and make one last attempt to achieve fame on the track.
Pitt’s character, Sonny Hayes, is depicted on a standard sign affixed to a driver’s garage.
Damson Idris, who portrays Joshua Pearce in the film and also appears in it, is comparable.
Seven-time Grand Prix champion Lewis Hamilton is a co-producer of the film. Pitt has been spotted at Grand Prix races, including last year’s U.S. race in Texas, causing a growing buzz.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who is best known for producing the Top Gun films, also runs Silverstone and will most likely be present.
Brad Pitt has his own garage at Silverstone this weekend 👀
Filming for his new F1 movie 'Apex' will take place on-site for the first time at the British Grand Prix 🎬 pic.twitter.com/LMykt4PXeu
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) July 4, 2023
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Due to Netflix programs like Drive to Survive, F1 is rapidly gaining popularity, and most races are already sold out.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali stated in an exclusive interview with SunSport that the film will help them reach an entirely new market.
We have the best producer in Hollywood, one of the best directors in Hollywood, and one of the best actors in Hollywood, and they are making a substantial investment.
We’ve heard that photography will take place between official sessions, with Pitt, 59, piloting a Mercedes-made modified F2 car with an F1-specification body designed specifically for filming.
Through his production company, Dawn Apollo Films, Lewis Hamilton is assisting with the script and funding of the movie. When asked if he would appear in the film, he indicated that he could have a “small cameo.”
It is unclear whether Pitt and Idris will compete with this year’s vehicles and drivers or with a made-up list, but more information should be released this weekend. Here is what we currently know.
There is both rainy and dry footage of the updated F2 racing at Silverstone in the weeks preceding the British Grand Prix.
For the film, the vehicle will be equipped with minuscule 6K cameras that have never before been used in a film, as well as actual racing footage.
Silverstone Grand Prix: Will Brad Pitt Compete?
Brad Pitt will not participate in any F1 races in 2023, contrary to popular belief. At the British Grand Prix, he will pilot an F2 vehicle that Mercedes will switch between periods. The vehicle will be equipped with a small camera to capture the event.
A complete pit garage has been constructed for the film crew in order to capture footage of the paddock, garage, and pit stops in addition to the action on the track. According to rumours, the modified vehicle will participate in the parade circuit preceding the Grand Prix.
Prior to the British Grand Prix, it was stated that Brad Pitt would join “an eleventh team” to compete with the rest of the field, but this is no longer accurate.
On Monday, McLaren CEO Zak Brown, one of the most well-known Americans in the industry, spoke with reporters about the endeavour. He believes it will have a greater impact than Drive to Survive on Netflix.
“I believe it will have a significant effect,” he said.
“After watching Top Gun, I believe we all wanted to be pilots, and I believe the audience will feel the same way about this film because many of the same people are involved in its production. It’s a massive production, and I think it will excite a lot of current fans as well as a lot of people who don’t follow the sport. I think the technology they’re going to use will make it the most realistic racing film we’ve ever seen, and it will give Formula 1 and motor racing a boost.”