Hollywood stars are known for doing thrilling stunts all by themselves. Just like Tom Cruise flying a jet in the Top Gun: Maverick movie, Brad Pitt will be driving an actual racecar for his upcoming movie, on the tracks of Silverstone. The director Joseph Kosinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer were seen sharing the details about the Apple Studio movie at the F1 Accelerate Summit in Miami. Lewis Hamilton, 7-time F1 Champion, will also be working as a producer on the storyline and scripting of the movie. He intends to make this the most accurate racing movie ever made.
The Story of the Movie
The movie will star Brad Pitt in the role of a racer returning from his retirement with a newbie at his side. The duo will be racing to win the Titans of the Sport. According to F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali, this film would have quite an invasive production, showing the world that the Formula 1 Race never stops. Kosinski and Bruckheimer also announced that they are building an 11th team that will actually race on the track as part of production for the film. Top Gun: Maverick co-writer Ehren Kruger will write the movie’s screenplay with CEO Penni Throw as an executive producer.
Damson Idris (Snowfall) and Kerry Condon (Better Call Saul) will star in the movie alongside Pitt. Kosinski and Bruckheimer confirmed that all the actors will be racing the cars themselves. The British Grand Prix Racing will start on July 9th, 2023, at Silverstone. There’s a possibility that Pitt will be driving a modified version of a junior F2 or F3 racing car designed by Mercedes. The most amazing part, besides the racing and Brad Pitt starring in the movie, is that the audience will actually get to experience the cockpit of a race car. It will be done using the smallest moveable 6k camera designed for the film.
All around the world right now, an immeasurable amount of hospitals are overwhelmed – especially in hard-hit regions. And one thing they are in dire need of is: ventilators. These devices are meant to help those who are badly affected by the virus and have difficulty breathing.
But big-time car manufacturers such as Ford and GM, who have recently had to stunt their car production, have joined forces to build ventilators instead.
They also plan to produce more protective gear for hospital staff, who are caring for the wellbeing of their patients. Tesla is looking for a way to contribute by building functional ventilators using car parts.
The Tesla Ventilator
The company didn’t go into great detail about which components they are using. However, there are a few easy guesses, such as the suspension reservoir tanks used to pump enough air for patients who have difficulties breathing on their own. It’s also believed that various valves and sensors from car production are coming in handy right now.
Model 3’s Infotainment Display
Tesla has built together with the ventilator the Model 3’s infotainment display associated with a computer and control units.
This device was created in order to help doctors see how the patient is doing, what are their breathing patterns, etc. This could help the medical staff immensely in order to follow their patient’s progress.
Is It Going To Be Available Soon?
The Tesla engineers mentioned that the model isn’t finished, and they are not sure when the company might start delivering these devices – but they know the need is urgent. Many automakers are joining forces and trying to find all the tools they may have to build ventilators and help medical device companies expand production.
Automobile Industry Facing Criticism
Automakers have been criticized for not having these devices ready on time to deploy as many deliveries as possible during a period when hospitals need it the most. Tesla is typically building their designs from scratch. But using existing components could speed up the production. For now, it’s unknown how long will it take for automakers to complete these models. Only time will tell.