Lewis Hamilton’s take on Brad Pitt’s F1 movie

Lewis Hamilton has praised Hollywood star Brad Pitt for his rigorous preparation to play the role of an F1 driver.

Lewis Hamilton has applauded Brad Pitt’s determined preparation for the F1-based film ‘Apex,’ which is being made with the help of Mercedes.

Filming for this upcoming movie will begin this weekend, at the British Grand Prix.

‘Apex’ is being produced in collaboration with Apple Studios and Hamilton’s production company, Dawn Apollo Films.

The production was given its own garage space at Silverstone for its first shoot.

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Mercedes has specially customised a Formula 2 car to look like an F1 vehicle for the live-action film sequences.

Pitt is set to get behind the wheel of the F2 car between practice sessions this weekend, with some filming taking place on the starting grid this Sunday.

The A-List film star has undergone a strict training regime in preparation for the film and Hamilton has recognised Pitt’s hard work.

“I was here a week or two before Austria watching Brad practice,” stated Hamilton.

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“We did a day together at a track in LA. For someone that hasn‘t raced, he’s definitely already got a keen eye.

“He loves watching MotoGP, he‘s always been a racing enthusiast, so he already had a knack for the lines.

“He was definitely fully on it, which is good to see.”

Little has been revealed about the film’s plot so far.

It’s known that Pitt will play a retired F1 driver who comes out of retirement to guide a young gun, played by Damson Idris, to F1 success.

At 59 years of age, Pitt would be the oldest driver in history to partake in an F1 race, in reality.

However, Hamilton claims that this will not be a problem in terms of realism.

“Brad looks like he’s ageing backwards,” Hamilton commented.

“That was a big topic at the beginning when we were discussing the original, first story.

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“He’s super-fit, he’s been training, and I think, 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.

“We want everyone to love it and to really feel that we encapsulate what the essence of this sport is all about.”