Baku -Friday seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said he wouldn’t appear in an F1-based movie starring Brad Pitt because Mercedes racers don’t want to flop.
Earlier this week, Apple TV said the studio division had acquired rights to this feature, directed by Joseph Kosinski, director of the new blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick.
Kocinski will also make a film with Hamilton, Plan B Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.
“It’s a really cool project,” Hamilton told reporters at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday.
“For example, we’re already working on a script … it’s fun. We’re having a good time with a pretty spectacular blood,” added the 37-year-old.
Hamilton, the most successful driver in Formula One history, has a variety of non-sports interests, including fashion and music, and has appeared in Christina Aguilera’s songs.
He is also an avid activist for human rights, social justice, equality and the environment.
Hamilton, who is currently working on a documentary about him, said he saw his role in ensuring the diversity of the cast and crew.
He also wanted a movie that said Apple TV would feature Pitt as a retired driver to compete with sports giants with newcomers to capture the essence of F1.
“I’m not going to participate in it, no,” Hamilton said.
“Really my responsibility and what I undertake is to make sure that the background cast and crew are diverse.
“This not only shows something really great to anyone who has never seen this sport, but it also ensures that it maintains the true legacy and true racing spirit of the film.”
He did not rule out inviting fellow drivers as part of it.
“There are many people in the sport who are part of this sport and are helping to educate the people who are trying to make this movie,” Hamilton said.
“We’ve already talked about how to capture some footage.
“You need a driver to get involved in it.
“But we’re not actors … we don’t want this movie to be crap. That’s probably why I’m not part of it either.”