Max Verstappen Calls Out 48-Year Old Leonardo DiCaprio To Step In His Shoes For the Silver Screen

Published 11/28/2022, 4:45 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – October 27, 2022 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen ahead of the grand prix REUTERS/Carlos Perez Gallardo

The reigning world champion, Max Verstappen, and teammate Sergio Perez did a very candid interview for the home team, Red Bull Bulletin. From topics like food to movies, to fear and fan love, the men talked about it all. Meticulously sharing a part of who they are, to connect with their beloved fans.

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Amongst the many questions, one topic that was touched on was the making of a movie on the Dutchman’s life. Is that something we can look forward to in the near future?

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Max Verstappen has been unapologetically going after his F1 goals and is one of the youngest drivers to have achieved so much so soon. The Dutchman projects immense focus and determination and, with plenty of years still to go, he is yet to unlock his absolute potential.

His neck-to-neck battle last season with the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, is one of the most iconic moments in F1 history. The Dutchman’s fans would be eager to rewatch the Red Bull champion’s battles through a biopic. However, what is the Dutchman’s take on the subject?

Max believes that he wouldn’t want that to happen. However, if it were to in the future? He had a specific iconic actor in his mind that he hopes would play him if it comes down to it. He said, “For now, I hope that never happens. I don’t need that! But if it did happen now, then Leonardo DiCaprio could play me. That would be nice.”

Just like Max Verstappen has his preference, the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, once shared his choice of actor to play him in a movie as well.

Lewis Hamilton chooses his preferred actor to play him in a movie

The seven-time world champion and Mercedes star, Lewis Hamilton, gave an interview eleven months ago to ‘Esquire Middle East’. A platform that holds over twenty-six thousand subscribers.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 19, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of practice REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Amongst the many questions that the Brit faced, he also answered one that asked for his opinion of who he’d wish would play his role on the silver screen.

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And after a lot of thought, Hamilton picked one actor that he absolutely adored. He said, “I feel Michael B. Jordan would be cool.” 

He continued, “But I mean, he’s much bigger and probably wouldn’t fit in the car. So, you’d have to slim him down. But I like his acting.”

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Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton may have another battle-filled year in the upcoming season next year. However, meanwhile, if these hypothetical movies actually got made with the said respective actors; which film would you see first?

 

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Nida Chakraborty

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Nida Chakraborty is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. After completing her undergrad from St Xavier's College with a degree in Psychology, she had gone on to take up multiple journalistic ventures in Radio and Television. Not only has she been a producer for Fever 104 FM, one of India's leading FM radio stations, but she has also worked for MTV and Channel V.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare

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