(Pocket-lint) – Apple confirmed in early March 2022 that it had landed a feature-length documentary about seven-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton for its TV+ streaming platform. With Netflix having the popular Drive to Survive series and Sky airing its own documentary Duel: Hamilton vs Verstappen ahead of the start of F1’s final season, it’s clear that F1 is currently the talk – or sport – of the town. .
While the name of the Apple TV+ Lewis Hamilton documentary is still unknown, along with its release date, we’ve rounded up everything we’ve heard so far.
That’s all we know about the Apple TV+ Lewis Hamilton documentary so far.
Lewis Hamilton Documentary Release Date
Apple announced the Lewis Hamilton documentary on March 9, 2022, although the company did not specify when the documentary would air. It might not be too far if the “They Call Me Magic” documentary is anything to go by.
“They Call Me Magic” is a four-part true story of two-time NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Apple announced its existence on February 4, 2022, released a trailer on March 12, 2022, and is scheduled to premiere on April 22, 2022.
Apple said in the press release for Lewis Hamiton’s documentary that it would join the “recently announced list of non-fiction programs, including ‘They Call Me Magic,'” so it may follow a similar schedule. from announcement to release. It’s also possible we’ll be waiting much longer, as it’s unclear if the documentation will cover the current F1 season, which won’t end until the end of 2022.
How to watch the Lewis Hamilton documentary
When the Lewis Hamilton documentary premieres, we know it will be on Apple TV+. This service costs £4.99/$4.99 a month and it’s available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and a number of other devices, including via Sky in the UK and on smart TVs and games consoles.
You can play it all on Apple TV+ in our separate feature, but it’s had some great shows including Ted Lasso – which is due to see a Season 3 before the end of the year – so you might find a few other things to watch while you wait for the Lewis Hamilton documentary.
What to expect from the Lewis Hamilton Apple TV+ documentary
Apple said the Lewis Hamilton documentary “will provide full access to Hamilton and his crew, on and off the track, and an all-star cast of guest interviews.” It is also said to be about Hamilton’s “life and career”.
We imagine that means we’ll see interviews not just with Hamilton himself, but also with the likes of Mercedes team principal Toto Wolfe and possibly Hamilton’s sporting and media talent manager Penni. Thow. We also expect it to tell Hamilton’s story and highlight some of the messages he has tried to convey in the past, such as the Black Lives Matter movement and LGBTQ+ rights.
In one interview with MotorSportWeekHamilton said: “We have this documentary that we are working on and I think you have to do everything at the right time.”
He added: “I think the stories are there to be told. I think it’s important. I think there’s a lot to learn.”
“If you can affect and have a positive impact, if your story can have a positive impact on even one person or one family, that could be amazing,” he said.
Hamilton is also rumored to be working with Apple on another Formula 1 movie starring Brad Pitt. Although Hamilton has yet to confirm his involvement, he said in the same interview with MotorSportWeek that he was “currently going through a casting process for another project”.
Who is involved in the Lewis Hamilton Apple TV+ documentary?
Apple has yet to provide many details about Hamilton’s documentary, although it has said it will be produced by Hamilton, Penni Thow, Box to Box Films and One Community.
The company also said that Richard Plepler will be the executive producer through Eden Productions and that Scott Budnick will also be the executive producer. The director will be Matt Kay.
What can I watch before the Lewis Hamilton documentary arrives?
If you’re looking for Formula 1 documentaries and series, there’s plenty to dig into while you wait for the Hamilton documentary to hit Apple TV+.
Season 4 of Netflix’s Drive to Survive recently arrived on the streaming platform, which covers the 2021 season of Formula 1. There are also seasons 1-3 available to watch.
There’s also Sky’s Duel: Hamilton vs Verstappen, which is a two-part documentary that tells the story of one of F1’s most remarkable seasons in history.
You can of course also watch the current F1 season on TV and mobile in 4K HDR. Our separate feature explains how.
Written by Britta O’Boyle.