Apple TV+ have announced the order of an upcoming feature documentary about Formula 1 great Lewis Hamilton, highlighting his journey from working class hero to professional, social and cultural trailblazer.
The documentary which is set to feature full access to the seven-time Formula One world champion and record breaker will include an all-star cast of interviews as-well-as new and never before-seen archival footage from the British racing icon, both on and off the track.
Hamilton has blazed an uncharted trail professionally, socially and culturally, and transformed the sport on a global scale. Coming from a working-class family, Lewis succeeded in a sport where the odds were stacked against him but where his talent shone through, allowing him to dominate the sport for over a decade. Hamilton is currently the only Black driver to race in the Formula One series. He embraced what made him different and his rise to the top of his career has made him fiercely committed to using his platform to influence positive change for future generations.
Produced by Hamilton, Penni Show, Box to Box Films and One Community and executive produced by Richard Plepler through his Eden Productions alongside Scott Budnick, the upcoming feature will be directed by Matt Kay.
Fun Fact: Having equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles, Lewis Hamilton was bestowed a knighthood in the 2021 New Year’s Honours by the Queen. He follows in the footsteps of Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss, and Sir Jackie Stewart.