American Director Teases an ‘Iconic’ Documentary Film on F1 Star Lewis Hamilton

Published 09/15/2021, 6:52 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 5, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before the race Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Seco


The much-awaited documentary film, Schumacher, capturing the life of F1 racing legend, Michael Schumacher, is finally up and running on Netflix. Amidst the rise in the number of sport-based documentaries, here’s an interesting piece of news! Something is brewing around Lewis Hamilton too.

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The Briton recently made his presence at the 2021 Met Gala, where celebrities from around the world gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. One of them was a rising film director, Anthony Prince Leslie.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The former Vox Media cinematographer shared an Instagram Reel featuring the seven-time world champion at the Met Gala. But that’s not it! It’s the caption that left everyone wondering whether a film on Hamilton’s life is due soon.

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The American wrote, “Fu*king iconic documentary coming soon.” Leslie is the founder of Equator Productions, and it looks like this rising production house’s first big hit could be arriving from the hands of Hamilton.

Well-known F1 documentaries so far

Until today, there are only three documentaries to have witnessed a decent appreciation from around the globe. Of course, the primary of all being Formula 1: Drive to Survive, but this stands out as a series rather than a film.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton qualifies in pole position Pool via REUTERS/David W Cerny

Then arrive Schumacher and Senna. And the fact that Hamilton is being compared to the two legendary drivers and his consequent growth in popularity might play a huge role in producing a worth-watching film out of the Briton’s personal and racing life.

But, of course, it is yet to receive confirmation.

Lewis Hamilton worthy of owning a docu-film under his name?

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Absolutely! The Briton is arguably one of the greatest racing drivers to exist in Formula 1. And his incredible passion for the sport has led him to retrieve seven-time world championship trophies too.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after finishing first in the sprint race qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

What’s more, unlike most of the other drivers on the grid, Hamilton’s path to F1 wasn’t as easy. Hamilton and his family faced massive struggles during the early stages and despite enduring such a rough patch, here he is, standing tall as the most successful driver amongst hundreds of others.

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Overall, this would be the perfect time for Hamilton to get a documentary film for himself. He does often mention influencing kids to follow their dreams rather than giving up early. And this potential film could prove to be a helping hand in this pursuit.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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