Brad Pitt’s ‘F1’ Has Already Surpassed ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ In One Major Way That’ll Even Impress Tom Cruise


Brad Pitt’s ‘F1’ surpasses ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ with unprecedented filming techniques and high-speed action.

Brad Pitt’s upcoming film, F1, ain’t just racing ahead of Top Gun: Maverick—it’s lapping it. With cutting-edge filming techniques, F1’s taken cinematography to whole new levels. Teaming up with top filmmakers and racing icons, this movie promises an adrenaline-furled universe like never before!

This next-gen blockbuster is geared to make a lasting impact on the genre, leaving us all exhilarated, beseeching for more and more.

From Top Gun to Top Speed: Bruckheimer and Kosinski Rev Up with F1 Adventure

The dynamic duo behind Top Gun: Maverick Jerry Bruckheimer and Joseph Kosinski are swapping jet planes for race cars with their new high-speed adventure, F1. This Apple Original Film stars Brad Pitt as a retired driver making a thrilling comeback—and it’s already gearing up to leave Top Gun: Maverick in the dust with its cutting-edge tech.

Kosinski and Bruckheimer’s Formula 1 collab gives them VIP access, making them practically “the eleventh team.” Developed with Sony and Mercedes, Kosinski’s buzzing about their next-gen tech—a major upgrade from their Top Gun days. Reflecting on this very experience, Kosinski shared (per Deadline),

It’s the next generation from what we did on Top Gun. Everything is much smaller and the big innovation is that we’re now able to control the movement of the cameras on the cars.

This filmmaking leap promises an epic viewing experience, with over an hour of full IMAX footage shot for the big screen. During a Silverstone shoot, Kosinski recounted how the intensity was off the charts. Plus, safety precautions were always paramount (reported by Variety),

If a pilot over-pulled Gs that had to be reported. If a bolt falls off, you can’t have any foreign object rolling around. They check in all their wrenches and gear – when they’re done. There’s a great safety protocol.


The film’s collaboration with Formula 1 and its 10 teams means real F1 drivers and events are seamlessly woven into the storyline, blurring the line between reality and fiction. Per Screenrant, the film’s rumored to have a $300 million budget, though Kosinski and Bruckheimer dispute this figure and deny needing reshoots due to strikes.

With F1, Bruckheimer and Kosinski aren’t just making a movie; they’re redefining cinematic possibilities. This high-speed thrill ride is poised to leave audiences—and even Tom Cruise—thoroughly impressed!

F1 (2025): Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton Drive High-Octane Drama

Directed by Top Gun: Maverick’s Joseph Kosinski, Hollywood and Formula 1 are joining forces with Brad Pitt and Lewis Hamilton in the new film F1 (2025), via City Magazine.

Brad Pitt plays Sonny Hayes, a former racer who returns to the track to coach Damson Idris’ young driver. The fictional APXGP team will face off against real F1 competitors, with the film shot during actual races for ultimate authenticity.

Featuring an all-star cast, including Kerry Condon, Javier Bardem, and Tobias Menzies, the production is a collaboration with Jerry Bruckheimer, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, and Lewis Hamilton’s Dawn Apollo Films. Ehren Kruger, known for his work on Top Gun: Maverick, penned the script.

Promising to immerse viewers in the thrilling world of Formula 1, the film F1 is hitting theaters on June 27, 2025.