Max Verstappen renews Lewis Hamilton animosity with sharp jibe on passion project – “I don’t need to see it”

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s rivalry has cooled down on the track in the last couple of years, but that hasn’t stopped the Red Bull driver from taking a swipe at his Mercedes counterpart’s interests off the track.

With Hamilton spending considerable money as producer of a Brad Pitt-starrer F1 movie, there is no secret about the fact that the 39-year-old enjoys delving into the world of Hollywood.

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Credit: sportingbritannica.com
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Credit: sportingbritannica.com

Max Verstappen will even feature in the film owing to the fact that it was filmed during the British Grand Prix in Silverstone last year. However, the three-time world champion has no interest in such projects and said he will not watch it.

“Before the American Grand Prix in Austin I saw a few clips of the new film,” Verstappen said.

“These were shown during the Drivers Meeting with an explanation of how they had filmed it all.

“It’s nice to see, that’s for sure, but it doesn’t really interest me that much. I don’t need to see a film of my own sport.”

While Hamilton has confessed an interest in acting himself in a movie, he won’t feature alongside Brad Pitt. However, his expertise as an F1 driver will undoubtedly come in handy with a more realistic depiction of race scenes.

Has Lewis Hamilton ever featured in Hollywood?

With the movie reportedly made on a $140 million budget and Hamilton one of the executive producers, it goes without saying that it sees a sizeable cash influx on his part. In many ways, this could be his route to enter the showbiz arena as his career as an F1 driver nears an end.

While Hamilton has flirted with Hollywood in the past and even ‘begged’ Tom Cruise to get a role in Top Gun: Maverick, he was unable to feature in it owing to his commitment in F1.

Hamilton has, of course, featured in movies before, lending his voice in the famous animated motion picture Cars 2 and Cars 3. He was even seen briefly in a movie alongside Owen Wilson in Zoolander 2.

An advocate of vegan lifestyle, Hamilton was seen in the Netflix documentary, The Game Changers, which featured illustrious names from the world of Hollywood such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and jackie Chan.

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