Brad Pitt on the track to shoot the first scenes of the film on Formula 1

Patrick John

7/10/20232 min read

At the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Brad Pitt and Damson Idris were present to film the opening scenes for Joseph Kosinski's impending movie about an experienced driver and a teenage Formula 1 prodigy.

Additionally interested in Formula 1 is Joseph Kosinski.

Formula 1's popularity among American viewers keeps rising. Formula 1 has gained significant traction in the United States in recent years thanks to the popularity of the Netflix series "Drivers of Their Destiny" and the addition of new Grand Prix. Along with the storied United States Grand Prix in Texas, a circuit in Miami has been planned for 2022, and one in Las Vegas will debut in November of this year. And Formula 1 remains popular in Hollywood thanks to a number of planned movies.

The movie, directed by Michael Mann and starring Adam Driver as Ferrari, has already started filming. Brad Pitt will then take the wheel of an F1 car in Joseph Kosinski's upcoming motion picture, Top Gun: Maverick. The actor will co-star with Damson Idris in the lead role, as we told you back in April. Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, was initially contacted (through his production firm, in co-production with Apple Original Films) in order to ensure that Formula 1 is correctly depicted.

Brad Pitt Filming at the British Grand Prix

The British Grand Prix took place on Sunday, July 9. the chance for Brad Pitt and the production team to shoot the opening scenes of the feature film, which lacks a title. We were able to examine pictures of the single-seaters operated by the two main protagonists during the weekend. a fictional squad called APXGP that will frequently be positioned near the back of the grid in the movie.

Along with the professional drivers, Brad Pitt and Damon Idris visited the Silverstone circuit. They were able to film a few elements prior to the start, taking care not to interfere with the Grand Prix's planning.

Regarding the start specifically, the two cars were to follow the other F1s during the formation lap. But Brad Pitt wasn't operating the car. "Stunt pilots" had been assigned the assignment for obvious safety concerns. However, it appears that the two single-seaters were unable to start due to an engine issue. During the earlier days, they were still able to finish a number of laps.

Finally, Brad Pitt discussed the impending movie in an interview with Sky Sports (see below). As a result, the actor will portray a 1990s pilot who was killed in a horrific accident. His friend, Javier Bardem, who runs the APXGP team, chooses to call on him after competing in other sports. With a veteran and a youthful prodigy (played by Damson Idris), a team that has never scored a point hopes to change that.

Finally, the actor makes a promise about a brand-new cinematic experience that will capture the speed of F1 and a desire to be genuine. We don't yet know when we'll be able to learn the outcome. There is no stated release date.