George Lucas is a mega F1 fan

George Lucas loves Formula 1 racing

By: Jake Rajala

The creative mind behind the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas, may love everything related to the Star Wars verse and even science fiction movies (particularly sci-fi films created by Stanley Kubrick), but he also has a strong passion for other areas of life: such as Formula 1. The 78-year-old has a long and friendly history with F1 racing.

He made a very wise visit to the Renault team in 2017 on a day that was the 40th anniversary of the F1 team and the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. The two forces also posed for a picture together, which can be seen below.

He could be seen spotted at Silverstone GP and later the F1 Grand Prix in Austin, TX in 2021. It’s obvious that a billion people are in awe of Chewbacca, but Lucas draws inspiration from none other than Lewis Hamilton. Back in 2015 — the same year that the Force Awakens made its debut — the genius filmmaker celebrated Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the Italian GP (as he also interviewed him).

Lucas isn’t the only top-tier celebrity that’s expressed support for the mythical F1 driver for Mercedes. Samuel L. Jackson, Leonard DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, and many, many others have been strong supporters of Hamilton throughout the years.

The force was with F1 at the Miami Grand Prix in 2022, too. Lucas, Michelle Obama, Michael Strahan, and Jeff Gordon could be seen at the GP. It will be intriguing to see which GP Lucas flies the Millenium Falcon to next. It could also be stated that F1 and Star Wars might just be the best combination of entertainment in the eyes of millions of spectators.

5 celebrities that love F1 racing

World celebrities that love F1 racing

By: Jake Rajala

The Formula 1 racing world is only growing in the year 2022. There are many well-reputable people in this world that are doing their part in helping the world sport become more recognizable and popular. With that said, I’m going to simply untwine five fascinating celebrities that certainly adore F1 racing.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo is a huge fan of F1 racing and he has expressed quite a bit of passion for Lewis Hamilton. He recently backed his “Neat Burger Project”. Interestingly, Hamilton’s competitor in Max Verstappen is in love with the actor in Titanic. Verstappen half-seriously wants DiCaprio to play him in a movie about his rivalry with Hamilton.

George Lucas

Mr. Star Wars himself is a mega-fan of F1 racing. Per The Spun, he has been to the Austrian, American, British, and Monaco circuits over the years. Prior to creating Star Wars and being recognized as a genius along with the likes of Stanley Kubrick, Lucas was in most awe of the racing world.

Owen Wilson

It’s time to get your kicks on route 66. Owen Wilson, who played Lightning McQueen in Cars, has closely followed F1 and his buddy Lewis Hamilton. Back in 2017, Wilson notably asked Hamilton if he was going to win the Championship. Hamilton will most likely not win the Championship in 2022, but his friend will certainly be rooting him on this season.

Will Smith

After the Oscar incident with Will Smith, I still believe Smith is an incredibly passionate individual. He’s also a very big F1 fan – if that wasn’t obvious. He was hanging out at the Abu Dhabi GP in 2018. I hope Smith returns to another race and I hope Hamilton is un-retired to share another selfie.

Rihanna

It would be hard to leave Rihanna off this list. The global icon and unmatched singer dated Lewis Hamilton from 2007 until 2015. Similar to Will Smith at the GP in Abu Dhabi GP, Rihanna sang and expressed her voice to the F1 crowd on the scene.

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