Rich Energy fires accusation over Brad Pitt F1 movie

Filming for the upcoming F1-themed movie has been taking place during the 2023 British Grand Prix.

Rich Energy sponsorship on Haas F1 car in 2019.v1

Former Haas team sponsor Rich Energy have taken to Twitter following the unveiling of a specially modified Formula 2 car, which is being driven by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.

Filming for the unnamed F1 movie involving Pitt has been taking place this weekend at the British Grand Prix, with a garage having been designed for movie’s fictional team.

The pit-lane this weekend at the Silverstone International Circuit essentially features 11 teams, with fictional side ‘APX GP’ having been set up between Ferrari and Mercedes.

Two cars for fictional drivers Sonny Hayes and Joshua Pearce (being played by actors Pitt and Damson Idris) feature inside the garage, which looks almost identical to a traditional F1 set-up.

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The two cars have been filming on the circuit between various sessions, with their livery having been on display to the world.

APX GP boast a black and gold livery, incredibly similar to a design run by Haas in 2019, when sponsored by Rich Energy.

To no surprise, Rich Energy were quick to take to social media about how similar the APX GP livery was to their previous design.

Rich Energy noted that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, whilst they also stated that their 2019 livery is “frequently voted the best in recent years”.

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“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” said Rich Energy on Twitter.

“The new Apple studios/ Bruckheimer F1 movie starring Brad Pitt have chosen a design with more than a hint of the RICH Energy livery which is frequently voted the best in recent years.”

The paddock has been very impressed by how the fictional team have been set-up, whilst Lando Norris has admitted that it’s “pretty cool” to be part of such a “big production”.

“It’s great to be a part of something, it is pretty cool,” Norris told media, including

“I’ve seen the stunt double for Brad, he has been talking about it and saying some things and it all sounds pretty cool, looks pretty cool.

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“They’re doing a good job and it is a big production. I think especially for us to be a part of something – whether we are really that involved or not.

“Their garage is really nice, I am pretty jealous of some of the things they have got.

“I know they are going to be on track and from what I’ve heard, Brad’s done a good job with the driving and stuff like that.”