There may be a few sitting down for this one. Lewis Hamilton yes, the same person who has won seven Formula One championships recently revealed that he was offered a spot in the Hollywood blockbuster Top Gun Maverick alongside Tom Cruise. But as luck would have imagined, the Mercedes driver said that he had to dismiss the extraordinary opportunity.
Hamilton explains that he was inspired by Tom Cruise's set years ago when he was doing Edge Of Tomorrow, and then we just established a friendship over time. In fact, Cruise was very pleased to hear the announcement of a sequel to the 1986 film and asked Cruise if he could play a part in the project, no matter how large.
In the run-up to the championship, Hamilton was offered the role of a fighter pilot in the May 2022 release, which he deemed to be the most significant accomplishment I've ever received. He added that he is a perfectionist and didn't intend to shy away from his Formula One training. Hamilton is currently sitting in the sixth position, with Max Verstappen, a 2021 opponent, leading in the first place.
The renowned driver is expanding into new and diverse areas of interest as well as racing. He recently became a part owner of the NFL franchise Denver Broncos, according to BBC News. Formula One is also being produced for Apple TV+, a upcoming film by Joseph Kosinski, who was also behind Top Gun: Maverick. Brad Pitt will play an ageing driver, who replaces retirement with challenging new and rookie competitors.
Despite rumors about Hamiltons retirement, the driver renewed his contract with Mercedes for two years in 2021. I'm still on the road, but I'm still loving driving, according to Vanity Fair. I don't feel like I will be able to give up until the next day.