Skins' Luke Pasqualino has dreams of becoming a Formula One driver

It's a bit late in the day for that, mate.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13:  Luke Pasqualino attends the Build Series to discuss the new show 'Snatch' at Build Studio on March 13, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
Luke Pasqualino at Build Studio in 2017. (Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)

Skins favourite Luke Pasqualino harbours dreams of becoming a Formula One driver.

Known to a generation of TV lovers for playing teen pothead Freddie McClair, before spreading his wings on The Three Musketeers, Our Girl and Netflix's Shadow and Bone, Pasqualino recently caught up with Metro, where the subject of his Instagram bio was put to him.

It reads: "Full time Human. Part time Actor. Wannabe Formula 1 driver."

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He told the publication: "I know it's one of those things that would never happen – whether it's because I'm over six foot or because I haven't started from a young age, but I absolutely love the strategic element of Formula One.

"I love the quality of engineering, I love the skills that the drivers need to have, I love the tracks, I love the cars. To be a Formula One driver if I wasn't an actor would be the absolute dream."

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton races during the second practice session for the 2023 Canada Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, on June 16, 2023. Hamilton topped the times ahead of Mercedes teammate George Russell in Friday's delayed and rain-curtailed practice for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton practising at this month's Canada Formula One Grand Prix. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

Pasqualino will be overjoyed to hear of Brad Pitt's next Hollywood project, then, which sees the Oscar-winning megastar teaming up with racer Lewis Hamilton.

Directed by Top Gun: Maverick's Joseph Kosinski, the currently untitled movie features Pitt's veteran of the circuit helping out a rookie in his plight to challenge the giants of the sport.

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Hamilton himself teased at the F1 Accelerate Summit in Miami last month: "Joe's focus is to make us as embedded in this sport as possible. For me it's to make sure it's authentic, and that all of you and racing fans see its authenticity and say 'this is believable', and have a view of racing from a different perspective than you might see on TV."

He's onboard as a script consultant.

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