Hamilton turned down Prime Gun position as a result of F1 commitments

The seven-time world champion has beforehand made it clear he was an enormous fan of the unique 1986 Prime Gun movie, which Hamilton says left him fixated on turning into a fighter pilot as a toddler. 

Hamilton, who has loved cameo performing roles in Zoolander 2, in addition to a voice actor half in Automobiles 2 and Automobiles 3, was provided the prospect to star alongside Cruise in his dream position as a fighter jet pilot within the massively profitable Prime Gun sequel.

“Principally I am a buddy of Tom Cruise,” Hamilton mentioned in an interview with Self-importance Truthful.  

“One of many nicest folks you may ever meet. He invited me to his set years in the past when he was doing ‘Fringe of Tomorrow’, after which we simply constructed a friendship over time.

“Once I heard the second was popping out, I used to be like, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve to ask him’. I mentioned ‘I do not care what position it’s. I will even sweep one thing, be a cleaner within the again’.” 

However Hamilton needed to reject the chance when it emerged filming would conflict along with his hectic F1 schedule. 

“I am a perfectionist,” defined the 37-year-old, who admitted turning down the position was “probably the most upsetting name that I feel I’ve ever had.” 

Though he isn’t set to seem in it, Hamilton is at the moment engaged on the script of an F1-themed Hollywood movie he’s producing alongside Brad Pitt. 

Talking concerning the film forward of this yr’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix in June, Hamilton mentioned: “It’s a very cool undertaking. 

“I can’t essentially say that every one the racing films prior to now have been spectacular, and that’s one thing we need to change.

“It’s actually about displaying how nice the game actually is to people who possibly have by no means watched it, but additionally ensuring that we actually preserve the true heritage and the true racing spirit inside within the film inside the script.

“I’m very a lot concerned within the script which is enjoyable and spending good time with Brad which is fairly epic – seeing his progress.”

Hamilton open to racing past 2023 

Regardless of his different pursuits in vogue, music and movie, Hamilton has hinted he may proceed to race in F1 past 2023. 

Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes expires on the finish of subsequent yr however the Briton says he’s “nonetheless on the mission” in F1 following his gut-wrenching title defeat to Max Verstappen final yr and a troublesome begin to the present season. 

“I will be mendacity if I mentioned that I hadn’t considered extending,” Hamilton mentioned.

“I am nonetheless on the mission, I am nonetheless loving driving, I am nonetheless being challenged by it. So I do not actually really feel like I’ve to offer it up anytime quickly.”

In the identical interview, Hamilton opened up about how his “worst fears got here alive” within the controversial 2021 season finale in Abu Dhabi, admitting he was left in “disbelief” with how the race unfolded. 

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