Update July 06 2023 : All the new information about Brad Pitt F1 movie are on this article
According to motorsport journalist and commentator @Julien_FEBREAU, who has been commentating F1 for over 10 years, in the upcoming F1 movie starring Brad Pitt, the team will be called “Apex”
The team name in wich Brad Pitt will drive signifies the point on the inside portion of a corner that a vehicle passes closest to for optimal seep, which is a critical aspect of racing.
Brad Pitt has been training in the south of France at Circuit Paul Ricard a real F2 car close to 1000kms to be able to drive an F2 car developed by Mercedes between F1 sessions at Silverstone and other Grand prix weekend.
With the movie centered around the thrilling world of Formula 1 racing, fans can expect an adrenaline-pumping experience. The actor has reportedly undergone several training sessions to prepare for his role, taking his commitment to the project to new heights.
Brad Pitt’s On-Track Training
As reported by @Julien_FEBREAU on CANAL+, Brad Pitt will be driving solo on the Silverstone track between F1 sessions.
He will not be sharing the track with other drivers, and there will be no “11th team” during the current F1 season.
Filmed scenes of Brad Pitt on the track will be combined with real footage from the 2023 F1 season, creating an authentic backdrop for his performance.
The F2 car will be modified in post production to look like a real F1 car, using the same techniques as Top Gun Mavericks.
The smallest developed yet 6K camera will be used to film from the point of view of the driver inside the cockpit during Silverstone track action.
Damson Idris Joins the Cast
Adding to the star power of “Apex,” Damson Idris will be starring as an F1 driver alongside Brad Pitt. The role was inspired by the life and career of Sir Lewis Hamilton, who is also producing the movie.
Idris’s character will provide a fascinating look into the world of F1 and the dedication required to succeed in the sport.
With “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski at the helm, “Apex” promises to be an action-packed film that will showcase the incredible world of Formula 1 racing.
Fans can expect a thrilling ride with a talented cast and an engaging storyline.
Update 06/05 : Correction with new sources added, it’s the team name not the movie title, the team name in which Brad Pitt will drive for the moment is Apex, it’s not been confirmed yet to be the final name.