Speaking on Ted’s Notebook, he told Sky Sports: “Lewis was talking about having really spent his weekend off very well, because he met with Joseph Kosinski, the director and Brad Pitt, his co-producer of the new as-yet untitled F1 movie.
"We have a few more details. Lewis was talking about how great it was to watch Brad in action. About how he’s going to approach the character. If you don’t know the plot, Brad Pitt is playing a retired racing driver who comes out of retirement to help a young driver – Damson Idris, to championship success.
“The team is going to be called Apex Racing, and it’s going to be in amongst all the other teams. So, all the other teams will be playing themselves in the movie and it’ll be intercut with proper racing footage.
'Lewis is so proud'
"Then this 11th team – Apex Racing, I think piloted by Damson Idris and Brad Pitt, is going to be in amongst it all.
"So good luck Joseph Kosinski, for managing to sort all of that out. I believe all the other teams have said yes, we’re absolutely happy for our names and intellectual property to be in the movie.
“Now, the technical director of Apex Racing, the team, is played by Kerry Condon, the Irish actress from Banshees of Inisherin, Oscar-nominated Kerry Condon, so she is playing James Allison [Mercedes technical director], which I like.
“And Lewis was talking about this, even though he wouldn’t confirm those actors that I was talking about, he was talking about how he’s so proud and pleased that we’ve got a diverse cast in the film, and he’s so excited about it. And I just want to share some of that excitement with you.”
And when Hamilton was asked during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend whether he was planning to feature in the movie, he told Sky Sports: "No, not really, I don't really have any desire to be in front of the camera, but there may be an element in it where maybe I'll slot in and play a small cameo, but at the moment that's not the plan.
"I'm more enjoying the part in the background, making sure that I'm really talking to Joe [Kosinski] about who we're hiring, making sure that it's diverse, making sure that the sport looks how it's supposed to look in the future, in terms of being more accessible."
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