Apple TV+ won't have F1 to itself — Hulu signs Daniel Ricciardo for its own show

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo (Image credit: Motorsport Images)

What you need to know

  • Hulu is reportedly working on a new 30-minute scripted series set in the world of F1.
  • McLaren racing driver Daniel Ricciardo is involved in the project.
  • Little information is available on what the project actually is.

Streaming service Hulu has reportedly signed Formula 1 racing driver Daniel Ricciardo to take part in a new scripted TV show. The series will be set in the world of F1, with episodes set to run 30 minutes each.

It's still early days for the show, reports THR, with a writer still not signed on and other details being kept close to the chest. We do know that this is a scripted series, so no fly-on-the-wall stuff here.

The series, which is currently in the early development stages, hails from Lionsgate Television and Temple Hill's Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Phoebe Zimmer, Sydney Title. Ricciardo, one of the most prolific F1 drivers in the world, will exec produce. Ricciardo drives for McLaren and has won an impressive eight Grand Prix races.

This news comes as Apple TV+ has two F1 projects of its own in the works. The streamer already has a Lewis Hamilton documentary, while the same driver is also involved in a new movie that is set to star Brad Pitt as a washed-up racer. Hamilton has already been vocal about why his movie will be better than those that came before it, but we'll need to see the finished project to see whether he's on the money with that one.

As for Ricciardo, the Australian is an F1 ever-present, similar to Hamilton, and will surely add his own infectious enthusiasm to whatever Hulu has cooking. One thing's for sure, F1 fans won't be short of new content to watch over the next year or two.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.