Charles Leclerc & Carlos Sainz Join F1 Legends Michael Schumacher & Lewis Hamilton With Colossal Disney Collaboration

Published 05/25/2022, 11:59 AM EDT

via Reuters

As reported yesterday, there is indeed a collaboration happening between Ferrari and Disney. For one day, Scuderia Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz swapped their F1-75 cockpits for the studio. Featuring in a cameo role for the same role, but with Carlos in Spanish and Charles in Italian, the pair will be lending their voice. 


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While the details aren’t out yet about the character, as Carlos put it, “So pay attention to see if you spot me”. Fans will have to wait until June for the movie to be released. 

“It was my first dubbing cameo. It was a completely different experience from what I have done in the past,” said Charles Leclerc in Italian. “It’s a little bit strange and yes, it is much harder than I thought. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to see the final result.”


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As always, the Tifosi were delighted with this announcement. And many Twitter users expressed their happiness on the eve of both Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc starring in the film. Many users also suggested that they will have to watch the film in Italian and Spanish just to spot the drivers. As one Spanish user put it, “Do we also add voice actor to the list of things Carlos Sainz can do?”

Disney and Pixar will be releasing the movie “Lightyear” on the 15th of June in Italy and 17th of June in Spain. With Formula 1 reaching new heights of popularity, expect the tickets to be sold out. 

Pixar and its history with Formula 1 drivers

While the announcement has caught out many fans, Pixar incorporating F1 drivers into their movies is nothing new. Cars is one of those films that has featured plenty of Formula 1 drivers. Legends like Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Fernando Alonso are just some that feature on the list. 


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In the first installment of Cars, fans saw 7-time champion, Michael Schumacher, playing the role of a Ferrari. And quite fittingly so too. 

In Cars 3, Sebastian Vettel voiced the assistant in both German and Italian. Lewis voiced the British accent and Spanish legend Fernando Alonso voiced his part in Spanish. 


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Vaibhav Aatreya is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. His ever-growing passion for the sport, combined with his willingness to learn the inside workings of Formula 1, led him to pursue his graduation in Mechanical Engineering. Having been following the world of motorsports for many years now, Vaibhav loves to pen down his thoughts, giving his take on the ongoings in the sport.

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