Fans of Formula One World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton will soon have a new look at the athlete. Apple TV+ has announced a new feature documentary that will focus on the life and career of Hamilton.
Hamilton is considered to be one of the greatest Formula One drivers in history. His career began in 2007. Since that time, Hamilton has won the Formula One World Champion seven times, starting in 2008.
At the time, Hamilton was the youngest champion in the sport’s history. His most recent World Champion victory was in 2020. Hamilton is also currently the only Black driver to race in the Formula One series.
In 2021, Hamilton was knighted. The film will look at the challenges he had to overcome to succeed in the sport, along with his many victories.
The documentary crew was given full access to Hamilton, along with his team. It will also feature a well-known cast of guest interviews.
Hamilton was also a producer for the film. His previous film work includes voicing a car version of himself in Pixar’s 2011 film Cars 2 (directed by John Lasseter) and voicing Cruz Ramirez’s voice-command assistant in the 2017 sequel Cars 3 (directed by Brian Fee).
The film will be directed by Matt Kay. Penni Thow will be a producer. Scott Budnick will be an executive producer, along with Richard Plepler through Eden Productions.
It will be produced by Box to Box films and One Community. The film is one of many documentaries that are part of Apple TV+’s upcoming slate of original programming.
An upcoming documentary series will focus on NBA player Earvin “Magic” Johnson, titled They Call Me Magic. The series is scheduled to premiere on April 22.
A documentary about actor and director Sidney Poitier is also being developed, which Oprah Winfrey will be an executive producer for. Apple TV+ isn’t the only streaming service to create a documentary about Formula One.
Netflix’s documentary series Formula 1: Drive to Survive covers the Formula One World Championship. The fourth season, which will cover the 2021 championship, is scheduled to premiere on March 11, and will consist of 10 episodes. Just like the Lewis Hamilton documentary, Formula 1: Drive to Survive is also produced by Box to Box films.
No official release date has been announced for when the Lewis Hamilton documentary film will premiere on Apple TV+. In the meantime, Formula One fans can watch Formula 1: Drive to Survive, which is available to stream on Netflix.