Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack has revealed the pandemonium that took place at the United States Grand Prix, after the team were joined momentarily in the garage by Hollywood megastar Brad Pitt.
The famous actor is, of course, set to play a leading role in an upcoming F1-themed film, where a driver returns from retirement to push for success one last time, whilst partnering his prodigy who he’s been mentoring.
It’s not just the cast that is set to be jam-packed with headline-grabbing names, as director Joseph Kosinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer who worked on the highly successful ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, working on the new film.
Lewis Hamilton is also part of the production team and enjoyed dinner with the actor prior to the Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.
Pitt was present at COTA to find out as much information about the sport as possible and how everyone goes about their business.
As a result, the American spent time with all the team bosses; however, he appeared to use Aston Martin’s garage as his base.
Krack revealed that as great as it was, his presence “threw our schedule off” with so much attention having then been on the Silverstone-based team’s garage.
“They were with us for a very long time, much longer than expected,” said Krack.
“To be honest, it even threw our schedule off. We were a bit stressed then!”
Krack is hoping the film, that Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll is also involved in, will be a huge success, with even more viewers set to become aware of the pinnacle of motorsport.
“The producers are very serious and professional,” said Krack.
“This is very positive for the whole sport.
“We will support the project as much as we can and see to what extent we are involved.
“Their goal is to make the best Formula 1 film. I’m sure they can do it.”
Hamilton has been a key figure in a Formula 1 movie being made, with the 37-year-old wanting people to become aware of “how great” F1 is.
“It’s about showing people who may never have seen the sport how great it is,” said Hamilton.
“But we also want to make sure we preserve the true heritage and spirit of racing in the film and in the script.”
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl is also expecting the flick to be a “super thing”, one that the Woking-based outfit are “excited” about.
“It will be a super thing, also for Formula 1,” believes Seidl.
“I think it’s supposed to go more in the direction of ‘Top Gun’, only with cars. We are excited.”