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Brad Pitt roasted as he’s announced to drive F1 car at Silverstone

Brad Pitt roasted as he’s announced to drive F1 car at Silverstone

The Bullet Train actor has been given permission by F1's CEO to drive at Silverstone

Brad Pitt has been roasted after it was announced the Hollywood A-Lister would be allowed to drive a real race car at Silverstone.

The Bullet Train star is currently making a film about the fast-paced sport, with the untitled movie aiming to be as authentic as possible.

However, this hasn’t impressed fans, many of whom have raced to social media to roast the 59-year-old.

Pitt got permission from Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali to drive a car at the world-famous track, as production for his latest film gets underway.

Despite Hollywood’s involvement, filming has will not disrupt the busy schedule of races as Domenicali explained: “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.”

Silverstone is the track where the British Grand Prix takes place and this year it will be held on 9 July.

The actor will be under the watchful eye of Top Gun: Maverick directors Jerry Bruckheimer and Joseph Kosinski, as they enter an '11th team' to film on the track during the upcoming season.

Joining them will be seven-time-world champion Lewis Hamilton, who is a producer on the new flick and has helped modified the car Pitt will be driving.

Brad Pitt got permission from Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali to drive a car at the world-famous track.
Michael Potts / Alamy Stock Photo

Speaking about his involvement in the new movie, Hamilton told press in Miami: “For me it’s to make sure it’s authentic, and that all of you and racing fans see its authenticity and say ‘this is believable’, and have a view of racing from a different perspective than you might see on TV."

However, the F1 driver did admit that he was a little concerned about Pitt taking pole position, saying that he didn’t know ‘every single plan’ for the rigorous shoot.

F1 fans have been roasting Pitt on social media.
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Though Pitt may have won the respect of one of the biggest names in F1, not everyone is happy with the news.

In fact, fans have taken to Twitter to roast the Ad Astra star, with one angrily writing: “I’m sorry but Brad Pitt driving an f1 car on track with the other drivers is actually laughable. like they’re joking right? they have to be???”

Others agreed and quickly joined in on the joke, with another adding: “Brad Pitt got a F1 seat before Daniel Ricciardo got one.”

Even rookie driver Colton Herta couldn’t resist teasing Pitt after the announcement was made.

Sharing an ESPN article about the upcoming film, Herta wrote: “Brad Pitt got a super license before me. Tough.”

Well, at least the A-List actor is in for the ride of his life.

Featured Image Credit: DPPI Media / Michael Potts / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film, Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, Brad Pitt