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Martin Brundle

Brundle issues honest response to awkward Miami grid walk

Sky Sports F1 presenter Martin Brundle has found himself trending on social media after an awkward grid walk at the Miami Grand Prix, in which he spoke to the likes of David Beckham, Venus Williams and DJ Khaled.

Martin Brundle has admitted that F1 fans have "no idea" how much he "dislikes" doing his famous pre-race grid walks, after he once again went viral for a number of awkward interviews at the Miami Grand Prix.

The former driver - popular with many fans for his expert coverage and analysis on Sky Sports F1 and the world feed - found himself chasing the likes of David Beckham, Venus Williams, DJ Khaled and Pharrell Williams ahead of the inaugural race in Miami as the grid filled with celebrities.

He also confused basketball player Paolo Banchero with NFL star Patrick Mahomes, after he appeared to be told by colleagues that the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback was the man he was interviewing.

Brundle has since revealed that he has never watched back any of his much-loved grid walks, despite the feature having become a famous segment in the build-up to major F1 events.

Brundle: They have defined my professional career

After 158 Grand Prix starts and a prestigious 25-year career as a broadcaster, Brundle believes his awkward yet entertaining grid walks have defined his professional career, even if he dislikes doing them.

Taking to social media on Monday morning, Brundle said: "There's a reason why I've never watched back an F1 grid walk in a quarter of a century of doing them.

"You have no idea how much I dislike doing them but, somehow, those crazy moments have defined my professional career."

He added: "Oh well, that's the way it is."

Brundle grid walks remains a big hit

Brundle's grid walks remain a big hit on social media, with the former McLaren driver having received upwards of 1,000 replies and 30,000 likes to his post.

Amongst those sending their support were fellow former F1 driver Damon Hill and two-time BTCC champion Jason Plato.

Brundle continued to trend on Twitter well into Monday as fans reflected on the Miami Grand Prix weekend, with close to 19,000 tweets mentioning his name.

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