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In a surprising twist, three-time Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen has revealed that he doesn’t plan to watch the upcoming F1 movie. The film features Hollywood star Brad Pitt. Lewis Hamilton’s career inspires the film. It centers around Pitt’s character, a retired F1 driver making a comeback to mentor his young teammate. As excitement builds for this unique blend of cinema and motorsport, Verstappen’s lack of interest adds an interesting layer to the unfolding story.

Max Verstappen Expresses Disinterest In Upcoming F1-Based Movie

Verstappen is known for his racing skills and honest opinions. In an interview with, he clarified his lack of interest in the F1 movie. Despite the film’s creative approach of including real F1 race weekends for filming, Max Verstappen remains uninterested. He said, “Nice to see, but it doesn’t really interest me that much. I don’t need to see a film of my own sport.” The Dutch racing sensation has secured his third World Championship in the recently concluded F1 2023 season. He now stands as a formidable force on the track. Verstappen’s lack of interest in the movie raises questions. It prompts contemplation about the delicate balance between reality and fiction in the world of Formula 1.

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Lewis Hamilton Brad Pitt Source: Insider

Meanwhile, Verstappen finds the film’s portrayal of his profession “over-dramatized,” rejecting the idea of watching a fictionalized version of Formula 1. While most existing F1 teams seem to be accepting the 11th team, Andretti-Cadillac and Max Verstappen stand apart. Moreover, his focus remains on the genuine competition. The rise in popularity of F1 media projects was triggered by the success of Netflix’s Drive to Survive. Verstappen politely declines this cinematic endeavor. The pit lane accommodates the fictional ‘Apex’ team among the real-life outfits for filming. Verstappen’s practical approach to his sport highlights the fine line between entertainment and the true essence of Formula 1.

Behind-The-Scenes Drama and Realism

The F1 film is produced with the involvement of Lewis Hamilton’s Dawn Apollo Films. It aims for authenticity by filming during live F1 events, starting with the 2023 British Grand Prix. Mercedes, a significant player in the actual F1 arena, contributed a modified F2 car to enhance the film’s realism. This showcased a fictional ‘Apex’ team among the genuine F1 outfits for pivotal scenes. Hamilton, both a main character in the film’s story and a real-life F1 champion, provided an update on the film’s status after the conclusion of the recent Hollywood strikes. Filming is set to resume, albeit at a higher budget. Hamilton remains confident in the production, stating, “Might cost a little bit more, but I’m really confident in what Jerry is going to produce.”

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Max Verstappen concludes a record-breaking season, winning 19 of the 22 grands prix in F1 2023 and securing his third World Championship. His focus remains firmly on the real-life competition rather than the cinematic portrayal of his sport. Furthermore, the contrast of Verstappen’s tangible achievements and the drama in the F1 film adds complexity to the intersection of sports and entertainment. In the ever-changing world of Formula 1, where reality and fiction intertwine, Verstappen’s disinterest in the F1 film adds a unique perspective. Also, it emphasizes the different paths that sports stars and cinematic characters take. The motorsport community eagerly awaits the release of this unprecedented movie. The differing views of its leading figures only serve to heighten the intrigue surrounding this cinematic venture into the heart of Formula 1.