Christian Horner claims Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff will villainise Red Bull in F1 movie

Filming for the upcoming F1-themed movie has recently taken place during the British GP and the Hungarian GP.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has jokingly admitted that he’s ready for the team to be “portrayed as the bad guys” in the upcoming F1 movie, which is starring Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.

Filming for the untitled movie has been taking place at recent races, most notably at Silverstone and the Hungaroring.

Pitt was actually present at the British Grand Prix for the filming, which included him and co-star Damson Idris driving around the circuit in modified Formula 2 cars.

It’s set to be an exciting spectacle once filming is complete, although Horner is aware that Lewis Hamilton is the movie’s executive producer.

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Given Mercedes’ recent history with Red Bull, Horner is expecting his side to be seen as the “villains”.

“It’s great that, again, it’s taking Formula 1 onto the big screens,” Horner told ESPN.

“With Toto and Lewis as executive producers, I’m sure we’re going to be portrayed as the bad guys and the villains!

“But it is great for the sport, it’s great for Formula 1, and the interest in sport is just amazing.”

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The film will likely be huge in the United States, where the pinnacle of motorsport is currently booming.

Despite F1’s current success across the pond, it’s expected to go to a completely new level at the returning Las Vegas Grand Prix.

The penultimate round of the season will be taking place in Las Vegas, with the race to take place on a Saturday night down the famous strip.

As the sport are promoting the event themselves, it’s expected that it’ll be one of the biggest events ever seen in the history of the championship, which just so happens to coincide with Horner’s 50th birthday.

“That race is going to be insane,” Horner said.

“I’ve never known so much hype around a sporting event as a race on Saturday night down the Strip in Las Vegas. Everybody I meet says: ‘Oh, I want to be in Vegas.’ That weekend will be insane.

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“I think the whole world is going to be watching and hopefully we can put on a great show.

“Hopefully the track will deliver a great race, and to be racing there under the lights is going to be unique.

“If you remember Austin a few years ago, we were having to get Taylor Swift there to get a crowd there. Now it’s like if she’s allowed in, if she can get a pass!”