Hamilton: Apple’s F1 documentary set to inspire young audiences like Senna’s BTS film
Apple announced a captivating documentary project in March last year featuring Hamilton, the seven-time world champion. The film crew will follow him both on and off the F1 circuit, incorporating archival footage and interviews with prominent figures.
Although specific details are limited, we know that Hamilton, along with sports and media talent manager Penni Thow, who has been collaborating with him since early 2021, will produce the behind-the-scenes program. Box to Box Films and One Community are also involved in the production.
Hamilton expressed his hope that this documentary would emulate the impact of the 1992 film “Racing Is In My Blood,” a 52-minute documentary that shed light on the life of three-time champion Senna. Similar to the Apple TV project, the Senna documentary followed the McLaren driver’s journey from his early life and karting success to his breakthrough in F1 with Toleman. It also offered a rare glimpse into Senna’s life in Brazil.
Regarding the progress of his own documentary, Hamilton commented, “My documentary with Apple feels different. It’s strange to have a camera following you around. It delves into my life and career, with the hope of inspiring young viewers, just like Ayrton Senna’s documentary did for me when I was a child.”
Hamilton aspires for his documentary to have a similar impact on young individuals as the 2010 release of “Senna.” He said, “Hopefully, this film will offer something new and fresh. I hope that when young kids come home from school and dream of something great, they can watch this documentary and feel inspired to achieve greatness themselves.”
Additionally, Hamilton is actively involved in an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster based on Formula 1, directed by Joe Kosinski (“Top Gun: Maverick”), produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Brad Pitt. Hamilton’s role primarily revolves around refining the script to ensure accuracy and authenticity to the sport, as well as advocating for a diverse cast.
Production for the yet-to-be-titled movie has commenced at Silverstone, and a specially designed FIA F2-level hero car has been created for Brad Pitt’s character. The storyline centers around Pitt’s character mentoring a promising F1 racer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about F1 documentary
What is the F1 documentary featuring Hamilton?
The F1 documentary featuring Hamilton is a film project announced by Apple that follows the life of the seven-time world champion. It includes behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with prominent figures, and archival footage.
Who is producing the F1 documentary?
The F1 documentary is being produced by Hamilton himself, along with sports and media talent manager Penni Thow. Box to Box Films and One Community are also involved in the production.
How does Hamilton hope the documentary will inspire young people?
Hamilton hopes that the documentary will have a similar impact on young viewers as the 1992 documentary “Racing Is In My Blood” had on him when he was a child. He wants it to inspire young people to pursue their dreams and achieve greatness.
What is the Hollywood F1-based blockbuster that Hamilton is involved in?
Hamilton is involved in an upcoming Hollywood F1-based blockbuster directed by Joe Kosinski and starring Brad Pitt. The movie focuses on a storyline where Pitt’s character mentors a rising F1 racer.
When will the F1 documentary and Hollywood blockbuster be released?
There is no specific release date mentioned for the F1 documentary or the Hollywood blockbuster at this time. Stay tuned for updates and announcements from Apple and the film production team.
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