Brundle: VIPs could learn good manners and respect on our patch
Former Formula One racer turned TV commentator Martin Brundle suggested VIP quest keepers “to learn a few ways” after attempt to quiz rapper Megan Thee Stallion at United States Grand Prix lit up media social.
The 62-year-old, former teammate of seven-time German F1 world champion Michael Schumacher and great Formula 3 rival Ayrton Senna, walks the pre-race grid regularly for Sky Sports television, which provides also the flow for the United States. the viewers.
After approaching the artist with a microphone to ask her if she had rap for F1, and receiving the response that she had “no rap today”, he asked her who she was supporting.
A bodyguard then told Brundle he couldn’t do this.
“I can do it, because I did it,” joked Brundle, the Briton has interviewed Hollywood stars and sports greats over the years and has 759,000 followers on Twitter.
“I’ve felt pressured on the grid before, but by people called Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Mansell, Piquet, etc.,” he said on Twitter, referring to a string of former champions Formula 1 cars he raced against.
“I don’t mind the bodyguards visiting the grid for the first time, everyone has a job to do, but maybe they could learn good manners and respect on our patch.”
The tweet had 41,000 likes in two hours.
Brundle has already been snubbed during her grid walk and was also shut out on Sunday by American tennis player Serena Williams, whose sister Venus ignored him a few years ago.
“It’s a double fault,” he told viewers.
Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion has gained a ton of exposure from the incident. It should be noted that the previously unknown 26-year-old rapper (at least in F1 circles) tried to engage with Brundle but his entourage took offense.
Normally (especially in the US) VIP guests tend to know nothing about F1, its nuances and personality – perhaps they should be allowed to enter the grid while their keepers wait in the park closed until their charge returns, after all, no one has ever been assaulted on an F1 grid. (Report by Alan Baldwin)