Spotted: F1 Makes a Surprising Cameo Appearance in the Latest Spider-Man Movie

Published 12/27/2021, 1:16 AM EST


It was pretty much a ‘blink and you miss it’ moment. However, some eagle-eyed fans who watched the Spider-Man: No Way Home movie, spotted a familiar logo. There was a scene in the Marvel blockbuster where a crate from Stark Industries had the F1 logo on it. However, the big difference was that it was the old black, white and red F1 logo on the crate.

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This was likely a callback to the 2010 movie Iron Man 2, where Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man was at Monaco. That movie featured a scene where Tony Stark was at the historic Monaco Grand Prix. Evidently, there were still a couple of boxes leftover from the Iron Man 2 set, so they were reused.

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Interestingly, the filmmakers received permission to film in Monaco ahead of the actual 2009 Monaco Grand Prix. The decision came from Prince Albert of Monaco. Unfortunately, the then F1 supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, overruled the decision. Ultimately, the crate played a very minor role in the Spider-Man movie, but it still gave F1 fans something to be happy about.

What’s next for F1 after the 2021 Formula 1 season?

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Moving to more contemporary matters, the paddock will be focused on 2022. This year’s campaign may have ended controversially, but there is no use crying over spilled milk. All that Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton can do is put their heads down and focus on the new season.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 General view of the grid at the start of the race REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Of course, Red Bull and Max Verstappen will not be resting on their laurels. They will be wary of a highly motivated Hamilton. In all honesty, a fired-up Lewis Hamilton is a dangerous one, and he will come back harder than ever. It happened after the 2016 season when Nico Rosberg beat him to the title, and the Briton will be eager to do it again.

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The 2022 cars are completely different machines, so it will be a race to see who can master them first. What are your predictions for the 2022 season?

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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