On a weekend when Brundle’s massively standard grid stroll returned, with COVID restrictions limiting entry earlier than the beginning being lifted for the primary time, the previous grand prix driver did his greatest to seize a number of the celebrities invited by F1’s organisers.
However an try to talk to rapper MTS was rebuffed, as her entourage tried to push Brundle out of the best way.
“I feel she’s comfortable… okay boss,” stated Brundle to an aggressive bodyguard earlier than asking the artist if she had any rap for F1.
After she replied saying: “I’ve no rap immediately, I’m sorry…” Brundle requested who she can be supporting, earlier than one other minder stepped in.
One in all MTS’s crew then advised him that he ‘couldn’t do this’ – earlier than Brundle hit again and stated: “I can do this, as a result of I did.”
Protection of the grid conflict went viral on social media on Sunday, because it prompted followers to recommend that celebrities shouldn’t settle for invitations to attend F1 races in the event that they weren’t prepared to assist assist the present and be interviewed.
Brundle himself took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to make it clear he was not intimidated by celebrities – and urged them and their bodyguards to alter attitudes.
“I’ve felt beneath stress on the grid earlier than however by individuals referred to as Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Mansell, Piquet and so forth,” stated Brundle.
“Bodyguards visiting the grid for the primary time don’t trouble me, everybody’s received a job to do, however they may perhaps study some manners and respect on our patch.”
Brundle’s incident with MTS was not the one awkward second on his Austin grid stroll as he was additionally ignored by tennis star Serena Williams.
Having famously been blanked by Venus Williams a number of years in the past, Brundle tried to talk to her sister earlier than the beginning – however was utterly ignored.
Taking the second in good spirits, Brundle stated: “It’s a double fault; it’s a double fault.”