Lewis Hamilton still has a life outside Formula 1 and with the establishment of his own production house he is writing a new chapter.
In an interview with Deadline, the seven-time world champion explains why he is taking this new path and how it will be linked to the new Formula 1 film starring Brad Pitt as the F1 driver. Hamilton is at home in many markets such as fashion, food and for the film about F1 he works with Joe Kosinski, known as director of the blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick.
“We’re working on some great projects with Apple TV+. One is the documentary and the other is the F1 movie we’re making with Brad Pitt and Joe Kosinski,” said Hamilton.
That documentary in question will be about Hamilton’s career himself and is expected sometime towards the end of 2023 or early 2024. For the establishment of his production house, which will be called Dawn Apollo Films, Hamilton is still looking for personnel and he wants to emphasize diversity.
But the emphasis remains on F1, Hamilton emphasizes. A while ago he had also told Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff that he wanted to continue for several more years. Dawn Apollo Films is something he wants to fully focus on after his F1 career.
“I’ve talked to people who said, ‘Look, when I stopped I fell into a black hole. I was not willing to do other things. I hadn’t taken the time to learn other things, other skills. I don’t know what my other passions are, so I haven’t really focused on trying to understand what they are and create a foothold.”
“So, when I stop racing, which I don’t plan to for now because I feel I’m still in good shape, I want it to be seamless. I want to be able to fully focus on Dawn Apollo Films and step in at a similar level to what I’m used to.”