Formula 1 fans have probably noticed that Hollywood star Tom Cruise attended the race at Silverstone last weekend. The 59-year-old actor was quite happy when Lewis Hamilton managed to win, overtaking Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc in the penultimate lap of the British F1 Grand Prix. As it turned out, he flew to the UK not only for the race, but also to shoot a TV commercial for Channel 4.
In a video starring Mark Webber and David Coulthard, Tom Cruise summons former Formula 1 drivers to the race.
The only way to make this video even better is to show a breathtaking car, and the Porsche 911 GT3 certainly turned out to be that way. Add to that the legendary British racing track and you have all the ingredients for a captivating video filled with Top Gun references.
The fake machine gun sounds after using the steering column switch are very funny, as is the noise from the front parking sensors.
Channel 4 has made an impressive effort for this promo video ahead of this year’s British Grand Prix, and we’d love to see more of this exciting video going forward.