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Brad Pitt takes the wheel at Silverstone GP, shooting F1 movie

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Hollywood again A ‘realistic’ film about F1. This time it might work.

All-Star efforts scored this week The Athletic The webpage is focused on promoting the project, which will begin filming at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend.

The F1 organization wholeheartedly endorses this shoot, and for good reason. One is, Brad Pitt as the fictional driver, Sonny Hayes. Pitt may not be Steve McQueen — Pitt is 59, an old age for a working GP pilot. But he certainly looks like he’s got the part.

The other was the involvement of championship driver Lewis Hamilton as a technical consultant and the hiring of Joe Kosinski as manager. Top Gun: Maverick.

To ensure that the as-yet-untitled Apple original movie smells authentic, an 11th garage will be set up at Silverstone for the fictional team, with track time allocated throughout the race weekend. Eight time zones are specified for the “shooting activity (high speed)” of the movie.

The fictional name of the team is APXGP. “From the outside,” writes Luke Smith. athletic “The APXGP garage is similar to that of any other F1 team. Screens, tools and signage are all in place. Pit crews wear black overalls. The team has attracted several big brands and their name lives on in the black and gold car design that stands out on the track.

“The car used in the filming was based on a Formula 2 car, but in collaboration with Mercedes it has been updated to look more like a Formula 1 car, featuring a longer wheelbase and modern aerodynamics,” Stories said. says.

The producers and Liberty Media, which acquired F1 in 2017, apparently want to capitalize on the growing interest in the sport in the US, driven in part by the success of the Netflix series. drive to survive.

According to Smith, “With three races on the calendar in Miami, Austin and Las Vegas, it already has a strong foothold. But the film will take Hollywood to Formula 1 and give it mainstream recognition.” It gave me an opportunity to improve.

This movie aims for territory that few car racing movies have gone before.examination Grand Prixthe 1966 soap opera was considered a worthy contender for “best car movie” thanks to the shrewd direction of John Frankenheimer. Le Mans, McQueen’s Pet Project from 1971.And Ron Howard’s 2013 hurry up.

read The Athletic Story here.

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