Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle has a great time interviewing celebrities at the Miami F1 Grand Prix
On Sunday, the first-ever Miami F1 Grand Prix took place. The growing popularity of F1 racing in America, ushered in by The Big Lead’s 2022 Sports TV Series of the Year winner ‘Drive To Survive’, means the Miami race has been a major event with all the faces that you can imagine. Here is just a taste of the personalities present at the race.
All of these famous people inevitably mean journalists follow. Sky Sports sent former F1 driver turned media star Martin Brundle to cover the events. Before the race, Brundle entered the pre-race “walking grid” where everyone with a pass gathers on the track before the tee shot goes off.
Brundle had quite an adventure in the chaos there. The clip is going viral right now, when Brundle tried to get the attention of Duke star and potential No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, Paolo Banchero. The problem was that Brundle thought he was Patrick Mahomes.
Before that, Brundle had apparently tried to chase down David Beckham, who either didn’t notice Brundle trying to interview him or didn’t care as he undeterred through the crowd. We don’t have video, but the reaction to Brundle’s pursuit is captured below – and he was ultimately successful.
The best soundbite from Brundle’s interviews came when he spoke to a self-proclaimed “social media sensation.”
He also spoke to DJ Khaled, whose presence was perhaps the most predictable of all the celebs present. If something big happens in Miami, you know for sure that Khaled will find his way.
Sometimes you just have to make the most of a mission and that’s what Brundle did. No one was looking to be interviewed on the grid, but Brundle had a job to do. Even if his Mahomes-Banchero confusion will be the last moment of his segment.