American mass media company Liberty Media has commissioned musician Brian Tyler to compose the new theme music for Formula 1 ahead of the 2018 championship Tyler, 39, has worked as the composer of a number of notable Hollywood films in the past including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, five editions of The Fast and the Furious franchise, Now You See Me, Thor: The Dark World and Power Rangers, and has scored three of the top 10 films of all-time in global box office.
Brian Tyler confirmed he had been working with F1 on some new music in a tweet posted to his account on Friday, calling it “a life-long dream come true”.
Tyler has also worked on video games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and wrote the theme for American broadcaster ESPN’s coverage of the NFL.
As part of its revamp of F1, Liberty Media was known to be considering using more music as part of its coverage, potentially incorporated into its over-the-top broadcast service that was announced earlier this week.
His CV includes five episodes of the Fast and The Furious franchise, the Expendables series, The Mummy, Rambo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well as Marvel films Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also has extensive experience in TV themes, having written the introductory music for ESPN’s NFL coverage.
It is understood that Tyler, who is currently working in London’s AIR Studios, was commissioned by F1’s new TV chief David Hill, and that his music will feature on the new F1 streaming service that was announced this week. It is not yet clear whether it will also have wider usage, for example on the world feed used by all broadcasters, over circuit public address on race weekends, or in gaming – an area in which Tyler is also a specialist.