Brad Pitt to rev the engines on track from the British Grand Prix onwards

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The Hollywood star will take the wheel at Silverstone for the brand new Formula 1-based film. The filming team will begin their work at the 2023 British Grand Prix which will take place on July 9th, and the movie aims to be the most accurate racing one that has ever been made.

Photo credit: Scuderia Ferrari

The official logline of the film states that Pitt will play “a driver who comes out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie driver against the titans of the sport.”

The movie will feature Outside the Wire’s Damson Idris as Pitt’s co-star, Top Gun: Maverick’s co-writer Ehren Kruger among screenwriters and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton among its producers.

Photo credit: Mercedes-AMG PATRONAS F1 Team

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali already acknowledged that the filming will take place on race weekends.

In a recent statement, Domenicali revealed that the organization has come to recognize the power of platforms such as Netflix and social media in promoting their sport. Initially skeptical about allowing cameras into their paddocks, he said that they now understand the potential for these platforms to reach a wider audience.

The head of the governing body also noted that the organization “added the very strong presence with social media, making sure that all our drivers and teams are very active and promoting the sport.”

The 59-year-old actor will only drive when there are no other cars on track and will not participate in any of the official sessions as he does not hold an FIA Super License.

The car is also modified to look like a Formula 1 car, yet, to be simpler and safer to drive. Thus, the vehicle designed by the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team includes an F2 motor and feels like a modified version of a junior F2 or F3 car.

Photo credit: Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team

Formula 1 digital presenter Will Buxton, who moderated a panel that included both the director Kosinski and the producer Bruckheimer at a recent event, confirmed that the film crew had created “the smallest moveable 6K camera ever designed to take the viewer into the cockpit,” which will give the viewer an inside-of-the-cockpit experience like never before.

When drivers were asked how they feel about the presence of a film production besides Drive to Survive around the paddock, Charles Leclerc said that he wasn’t phased.

“…In the end [it’s] one more camera or one less camera, I don’t think we realize it that much. I think it’s amazing for the sport, though, it gives us really big visibility and a big reach to people that might not know or might not be interested so much into Formula 1,” the Monegasque driver added.

The anticipation has already begun as fans eagerly await July 9th which will mark not just another Grand Prix but also the start of filming-on-track for the movie. So far, the film is sure to be one of the most realistic depictions of motorsport racing ever, giving viewers an exclusive and unique perspective from inside the cockpit and on the grid.