Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will be the subject of an upcoming documentary on AppleTV +, although it has no title or release date yet. Hamilton said in a recent interview that he aims to use his story to help promote diversity in motorsport.
Apple announced the documentary in March, saying in a press release that it would “give full access to Hamilton and his team, on and off the track, and an all-star cast of guest interviews.” Hamilton will also be the producer of the documentary.
Thanks to an impressive streak with the Mercedes-AMG team, Hamilton has teamed up with Michael Schumacher for the most F1 championships. He missed out on a record-breaking eighth championship in 2021, after defeating Max Verstappen in the final of a controversial season. Hamilton holds the record for most race wins and the most pole positions in F1.
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes-Benz AMG at the 2021 Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix
Hamilton is also the only black driver racing on the F1, and recently he used his celebrity to draw attention to the problem of racial discrimination. In 2020, he formed the Hamilton Commission to promote diversity in motorsport. In a recent interview Motorsport WeekHamilton said he hopes the documentary will also have a meaningful impact.
“It would be amazing if your story could have a positive impact on an individual or a family,” he said.
This is a good time for motorsports content in streaming services. Netflix’s popular “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” recently premiered its fourth season, shortly after “Race: Bubba Wallace”, a Netflix miniseries about NASCAR’s only current full-time black driver. Netflix has also produced a Schumacher documentary, and in 2020 it announced a short series based on the life of Ayrton Senna.