Red Bull Predicts Villainous Portrayal In F1 Film Of Brad Pitt

Giancarlo Perlas August 11, 2023

As the cinematic world prepares to welcome a new F1 film, anticipation is brewing among motorsport enthusiasts and movie buffs alike. This upcoming film promises a thrilling intersection of speed, drama, and star power, as Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt takes on the role of a once-renowned racer in a fictional Formula 1 universe. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the visionary behind “Top Gun: Maverick,” the film titled “Apex” is set to captivate audiences with its high-octane narrative.

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Unexpected Twist – Red Bull Embraces the Role of Antagonists

In a recent twist that has sparked conversations across both racing and entertainment circles, Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing, humorously speculated about the movie’s portrayal of his team.

Amid the movie’s collaboration with Mercedes, where F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff both play an active role as executive producers and consultants, Horner jokingly quipped in an interview that Red Bull might find themselves cast as the “bad guys” and villains of the story.

A Tongue-in-Cheek Remark Sets the Stage

“With Toto and Lewis as executive producers, I’m sure we’re going to be portrayed as the bad guys and the villains!”

Christian Horner

This lighthearted comment alludes to the involvement of Mercedes in the movie’s production and the potential for narrative tensions to emerge on screen. The Red Bull boss’ wit highlights the unique blend of collaboration and competition that exists both on and off the track in the world of F1.

“Apex” and Its Star-Studded Ensemble

The F1 film’s cast reads like a who’s who of Hollywood and motorsport, featuring talents such as Damson Idris, Kerry Condon, Tobias Menzies, and, notably, Lewis Hamilton himself. As a seven-time F1 Drivers’ Champion, the driver’s dual role as both a consultant and an executive producer adds an extra layer of authenticity to the project.

The inclusion of a fictional F1 team named APXGP and the central storyline of a faded racing superstar played by Pitt guarantee a roller-coaster ride of emotions.

A Pause in Production and Unwavering Excitement

While fans eagerly await the release of “Apex,” a temporary pause in production due to an ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike has only fueled the anticipation. Despite this delay, the enthusiasm surrounding the film remains unwavering, with the promise of a cinematic experience that immerses viewers in the thrilling world of F1.

Final Thoughts

In the realm where reality meets the silver screen, “Apex” holds the promise of delivering not only exhilarating racing sequences but also a captivating storyline that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. The unique collaboration between Hollywood and the F1 world, along with Christian Horner’s playful anticipation of Red Bull’s possible cinematic portrayal, adds an exciting layer of intrigue to an already highly anticipated movie.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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