Brad Pitt’s Presence Elevates F1 Drivers’ Briefing to New Heights

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Brad Pitt and director Joseph Kosinski attended the F1 drivers’ briefing, essentially to introduce themselves and express gratitude to the drivers for their understanding of any disruptions tied to the production of the forthcoming Apple-sponsored F1 movie.

Shooting officially commenced this weekend after months of preparation, with the film’s fictitious 11th team making a noticeable appearance in both the paddock and pitlane.

The production’s transformed F2 cars are set to grace the grid before the race and will partake in a segment of the formation lap, operated by ex-racers turned stuntmen Craig Dolby and Luciano Bacheta.

George Russell, the GPDA director, described Pitt’s presence as somewhat uncanny, stating, “When you see a global superstar for the first time, it’s quite surreal.”

“But once you’ve spent time with these people, whether it was Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, or Roger Federer, you realize they’re just ordinary human beings,” he added, noting Pitt’s casual demeanour and joviality. “I am eager to see the outcome of the movie.”

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was supportive of the film production. He shared his enthusiasm, “It’s unexpected but fun to see Brad at the drivers’ briefing. They gave us a preview of what the movie entails and it’s very exciting. I can’t wait to see it. He’s a great guy.”

Pierre Gasly, who captured a selfie with Pitt, Hamilton, and Leclerc, confessed he hasn’t noticed any disturbance due to the filming so far. “It’s not every day that you get to meet Brad Pitt,” the Alpine driver said. “Despite being in the same room with Pitt during the drivers’ briefing, everything else felt normal. However, I anticipate a slightly different grid scene this Sunday.”

World Champion Max Verstappen, on the other hand, demonstrated less excitement about the project. “I presume they will use footage from all of us, like onboard camera views,” said the Dutchman. “Honestly, I can’t be bothered with it. It’s a show for the film, and not everything will be authentic. But it’s fine. I’m not too invested in it.”

Further reporting by Matt Kew and Erwin Jaeggi.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Brad Pitt F1 movie

Who attended the F1 drivers’ briefing to introduce the Apple-sponsored F1 movie?

Brad Pitt and director Joseph Kosinski attended the F1 drivers’ briefing to introduce themselves and express gratitude for the drivers’ understanding of any potential disruptions tied to their Apple-sponsored F1 movie.

Who is driving the production’s converted F2 cars for the film?

Former racers turned stuntmen, Craig Dolby and Luciano Bacheta, are driving the production’s transformed F2 cars for the film.

What was George Russell’s reaction to Brad Pitt’s appearance at the briefing?

George Russell, the GPDA director, found Brad Pitt’s presence quite surreal. However, he enjoyed Pitt’s casual demeanor and joked around with him, eager to see the outcome of the movie.

Did any of the drivers express any disruption due to the filming so far?

Pierre Gasly, despite capturing a selfie with Brad Pitt, hasn’t noticed any significant disturbance due to the filming thus far. However, he anticipates a slightly different scene on the grid this coming Sunday.

What was Max Verstappen’s reaction to the film project?

Max Verstappen, the World Champion, demonstrated less excitement about the film project. He acknowledged that some shots would be used from the drivers but said that he couldn’t be bothered with it. He sees the film as a show and doesn’t mind it, even though not everything will be real.

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TomRacer67 July 9, 2023 - 1:43 pm

Wow! brad pitt at F1 briefing thats epic! can’t wait for this movie!!

GearheadGary July 9, 2023 - 10:37 pm

They say they’ll use shots of everybody. Hope to see my favorite racers in the movie!

SpeedJunkie89 July 10, 2023 - 12:36 am

I mean, yeah it’s cool to see celebs and all… but it’s all about the racing for me, not the glitz and glamour.

FormulaFanatic July 10, 2023 - 2:23 am

gasly’s comment made me laugh! Just another day in the office, right next to brad pitt, no big deal lol.

RocketRon July 10, 2023 - 3:18 am

honestly not sure what verstappen’s deal is, sounds like a party pooper to me.

CineCarFan July 10, 2023 - 10:16 am

A film about F1 backed by apple? That’s got to be good. Pitt and Kosinski are legends!

SarahBloom July 10, 2023 - 12:00 pm

so excited to see the movie. Pitt is a class act, fits right in with the drivers, it seems!


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