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Fans Roast Brad Pitt After Actor Announced to Drive F1 Car at British Grand Prix

With Redbull looking unbeatable and a lack of wheel-to-wheel action in recent weeks, F1 has become a little boring for the casual observer. But the snooze fest won’t last much longer, as it was recently announced Brad Pitt will be jumping behind the wheel of an F1 car at the British Grand Prix. And yes, the internet has lost its collective mind.

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Just to quash any rumours you may have heard, Pitt will not be replacing Sergio Perez and hitting the shake-and-bake with Max Verstappen. However, he will take to the track in a modified F2/F3 car to film a new Formula One movie from director Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick), and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Pitt’s new wheels have reportedly been constructed by seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who also serves as co-producer for the upcoming film.

According to Variety, the news of Pitt jumping in the driver’s seat was revealed during a panel at the F1 Accelerate Summit in Mami, with host Will Buxton saying the pair plan on “creating an 11th team filming on track and on event from Silverstone to the end of the year.” And while the production team is keen to make the movie as authentic as possible, it has sparked a hilarious response from a driver and the fans online.

Rookie driver Colton Herta, who was denied a super license because he didn’t have enough points kicked off the hilarious responses on Twitter, saying: “Brad Pitt got a super license before me. Tough.” However, it was the fans that came through with the meme magic, roasting the 59-year-old actor on social media. Check out all of our favourites below.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali reportedly seems to be a mixture of anxious and excited about the project, admitting that production will come with a number of obstacles. “We’re going to start the shooting in Silverstone very soon, and you will see it will be the first movie when basically, they will be within the racing event,” he said. “It will be quite invasive in terms of production, it’s something that we need to control in a way, but it will be another way of showing that F1 never stops.”

For rev-heads and movie buffs interested in seeing Brad Pitt hit an apex, don’t miss the British Grand Prix on July 7-9.

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Sam Mangioni
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Sam Mangioni

Sam Mangioni is an experienced content producer and the current Entertainment, Culture & Lifestyle Journalist for Man of Many. With an extensive background in digital content production and news, Sam specialises in delivering timely, accurate and witty assessments of current events. Prior to working for Man of Many, Sam spent three years at Southern Cross Austereo where he served as a Content Producer and News Reporter for the flagship Triple M Breakfast Program. The Sydney-based reporter completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University Majoring in Marketing in 2014. Sam's work has also featured in Fight News Australia.