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British Grand Prix 2023

Brad Pitt Hollywood F1 blockbuster filming set for British GP

The '11th team' garage has been set up at Silverstone with filming set for the weekend.

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The first scenes for the Hollywood F1 film starring Brad Pitt are set to be recorded during the British Grand Prix weekend.

First images of the 'Apex GP' team garage have emerged, with Pitt confirmed to be playing the role of driver 'Sonny Hayes' and teammate 'Joshua Pearce' who will be portrayed by Damson Idris.

Spectators will be able to view the scenes being filmed on-track and in the pits, which has been setup with the full gantry to include tyre changes.

The plot centres around Hayes, who is a racing driver that comes out of retirement to mentor Pearce and makes his final attempt at glory on track.

RacingNews365.com understands scenes for the movie will be shot in between official sessions, with 59-year-old Pitt taking to the circuit in a modified F2 car with F1-spec aerodynamics designed by Mercedes and optimised for filming.

Footage has emerged of the adapted F2 taking to Silverstone in the weeks leading up the British Grand Prix in both wet and dry conditions.

The car will be mounted with small 6K cameras which have never been used before in a motion picture to capture the film, with real race footage also set to be captured.

Filming will be taking place first at Silverstone, then at a number of other events on the F1 calendar later in the year.

Pitt has already been sighted at a number of races including the US GP last year and the Miami GP earlier this season.

The film will be directed by Top Gun: Maverick's Joseph Kosinski, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer also involved and Lewis Hamilton on board as a consultant to ensure that it is 'authentic' and 'believable', through his Dawn Apollo Films production company.

Liberty Media CEO, Greg Maffei, anticipates the film will exceed the popularity of the Netflix documentary series Drive to Survive.

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