Martin Brundle will no longer have to fight celebrity bodyguards during his pre-race walks after his race in Austin which went viral.
The Sky F1 broadcaster has reached a new level of fame, especially in America, after an attempt to interview rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
Although the artist herself seemed reasonably happy to talk to Brundle when he approached her as he walked down the lattice, her entourage had other ideas.
A bodyguard walking in front turned and warned the 62-year-old, while another at the back of the group told Brundle he couldn’t “do it,” to which the 158 Grand Prix veteran replied, “I can because I just did.”
After that incident, Brundle called for “manner and respect” from those who follow famous guests when they are on the Formula 1 patch, while the episode was repeated and discussed on American TV shows, in addition to going viral on social networks.
I used to feel under pressure on the bars, but from people named Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Mansell, Piquet and so on. Bodyguards visiting the grid for the first time don’t bother me, everyone has work to do, but maybe they could learn a little behavior and respect on our board 🤔
– Martin Brundle (@ MBrundleF1) October 25, 2021
At the Mexican Grand Prix, Brundle confirmed that new protocols were introduced after Austin, which was his first walk since the start of the pandemic that delayed the start of the 2020 season.
Following Brundle’s comments on the new procedure, Formula 1 explained to PlanetF1: ‘Celebrities are not required to give interviews while online, but security escorts are no longer allowed to follow them there.’
Brundle obviously prefers to talk to celebrities who have a genuine interest in F1 than to those who are there just to promote themselves.
“I like to name some of the celebrities I think only use the network a little, to be honest. They don’t really have passion, “he said.
“I know there are millions of fans at home saying‘ I should be on that network. I’m a big fan of Formula 1, not them ‘.
“But finally my right to fame. Megan Thee Stallion ignores me, the mountain takes me out of the way, and then I’m distracted by Malfoy’s double who was undoubtedly on the Formula 1 network for the first time.
“I posted a simple tweet about it and got five million impressions. I don’t understand any of that, to be honest. “
Brundle said it was earlier this year he did not miss the promenade during their absence and never looked back.
“I like the challenge and it makes me nervous because it’s eight or nine minutes of live television, no scripts, no rehearsals and it just‘ goes ’,” he said.
“It makes me nervous mostly because it’s my alter ego. I had some classically good moments on the grid and some classically bad ones. ”