According to Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1, the impending Brad Pitt film on the sport is anticipated to have a huge influence on it, much as the well-liked Netflix series drive to Survive. At other events, the F1 organization gave the production unparalleled access by letting it takes over a pit garage and shoot vehicles on the circuit in between sessions. Unfortunately, a circumstance has developed that will stop the movie’s filming.
Brad Pitt and Damson Idris were permitted to participate in the national anthem ceremony with driver Max Verstappen at the recent British Grand Prix at Silverstone while driving modified Formula 2 cars from the movie that were lined up at the back of the grid. The video team was well-represented in the paddock with a hospitality unit, vehicle, and makeshift structure for storing equipment.
The intention was to continue filming the movie during subsequent races, although at some locations, like Zandvoort, logistical limitations may limit the scope of the project. Domenicali praised the calibre of the production and the enthusiastic reception from the F1 community as he expressed his happiness with the initial filming at Silverstone.
To guarantee fairness and preserve the sport’s integrity, it was decided to build a fake 11th team for the movie rather than have the actors drive for an established team. Domenicali, citing the effect that platforms like Netflix and social media have had on the sport’s visibility, thinks that the film will take Formula 1 to new heights of popularity and awareness.