Lewis Hamilton says Brad Pitt is ‘ageing backwards’

Lewis Hamilton has defended Brad Pitt’s ahead of the actor’s portrayal of a racing driver who comes out of retirement.

Lewis Hamilton has expressed no worries about Brad Pitt’s age in relation to his portrayal of a Formula 1 driver in an upcoming movie. 

Pitt, known as one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors, is playing the role of F1 driver Sonny Hayes in an Apple Originals film. 

Despite questions arising about the authenticity of Pitt portraying a driver at his age, Hamilton, who is also involved as a producer, believes it won’t be an issue.

Responding to concerns, Hamilton remarked, “Well, firstly, Brad looks like he’s aging backwards, so, I mean, he looks great for his age. 

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“Of course, that was a big topic at the beginning when we were discussing the original… the first story. 

“He’s super-fit, he’s been training. 

“At the end of the day, it’s a movie, so there will be a Hollywood element to it that will make it believable. 

“Brad’s such an iconic actor, he’s always done such an incredible job, so I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Brad Pitt in the Formula 1 movie. It’s incredible. 

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“I think he’s going to do a great job.”

The movie, being filmed at Silverstone, features the fictional APX GP team, complete with a car, garage set-up, and team personnel. 

Director Joseph Kosinski aims to create the most authentic and accurate F1 movie ever made. Hamilton highlighted Kosinski’s track record, including his highly acclaimed work on “Top Gun: Maverick,” as evidence of his ability to capture the true speed and atmosphere of F1.

“Our cameras are a lot better than what you’re seeing when you’re watching TV,” Hamilton explained. 

“I’ve seen all the footage of the camera positions. 

“I’ve spent time with Joe, trying to make sure we’ve got the best camera positions and the frame rate is different, it’s going to look fast. 

“I think it’s going to look faster than it does on TV because I think it’s something to do with the frame rate that we have to have. 

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“But Joe is an incredible director, and I think you’re going to see him really… You’ve already seen what he’s done with fighter jets, what he did with ‘Maverick.’ 

“So just think about what he’s done with that in terms of the dogfights you saw from those jets, which was pretty epic. 

“And bringing that technology and that viewpoint into our world, I think it’s going to be amazing.”