The F1 organisation has extended its support to the film’s production by providing unprecedented access, including facilitating the use of a pit garage and the operation of cars on the track during intervals at certain races.
Last weekend at Silverstone, the film’s modified F2 cars were stationed at the back of the grid, and celebrities Brad Pitt and Damson Idris were granted permission to participate in the national anthem ceremony, standing next to Max Verstappen.
The film crew had a significant presence in the paddock, with a hospitality unit, truck, and a temporary structure to store cameras and other equipment between takes.
The shooting will proceed at future races, although some locations, such as Zandvoort, due to logistical constraints, cannot accommodate the level of commitment seen at Silverstone.
Commenting on the influence of the initial filming at Silverstone, Domenicali told F1 Flow.com, “It was fascinating to observe the reaction of the entire F1 community as this was the first instance of such an endeavor. The production quality is top-notch. What was crucial was to segregate the live and actual racing, which is sacrosanct, from the movie production process.”
Drivers and teams expressed appreciation for the project, according to Domenicali. He added that creating a fictional 11th team was a more viable approach than incorporating the stars into existing teams.
Domenicali expressed confidence in the film elevating F1’s popularity and awareness, similar to the impact Netflix and social media have had on the sport. He reassured fans that the narrative is realistic and presents F1 in a positive light.
Domenicali appreciated Lewis Hamilton, the producer, for contributing to the realistic portrayal, noting Brad Pitt and the entire community’s professionalism in the project.
Team bosses are excited about the film and predict it will benefit F1. Aston Martin’s Mike Krack applauded the film crew’s professionalism and emphasised the commitment to not disrupt the usual F1 business.
Ferrari’s Fred Vasseur emphasised the bigger picture beyond his team’s contribution, hoping the film will boost F1’s global reputation. He said, “We’re witnessing a massive surge in F1’s global popularity, and such initiatives come at the right time, for the right reasons.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Brad Pitt’s F1 Film
What is the level of involvement of the F1 organization in the upcoming Brad Pitt film?
The F1 organization has extended significant support to the film, providing unprecedented access to racing areas including the use of a pit garage and the track during intervals at certain races.
How are the film’s stars, Brad Pitt and Damson Idris, incorporated into the F1 races?
During the last weekend at Silverstone, the film’s modified F2 cars were stationed at the back of the grid, and Brad Pitt and Damson Idris were allowed to join the national anthem ceremony, standing alongside Max Verstappen.
Who is acknowledging the role of Lewis Hamilton in the film production?
Domenicali, the head of the F1 organization, acknowledges the role of producer Lewis Hamilton in ensuring the story is realistic.
What is the expected impact of the film on F1?
Domenicali is confident that the film will boost F1’s popularity and awareness, similar to the impact Netflix and social media have had on the sport.
What does the film production mean for the F1 teams?
Team bosses are excited about the film and predict it will only be positive for F1. They are keen to support the film project and anticipate it as a great advertising opportunity for the sport.