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Miami Grand Prix 2023

Stewart responds after Brundle Federer Miami grid incident

The three-time World Champion was involved in an incident during Martin Brundle's grid-walk ahead of the Miami Grand Prix.

Jackie Stewart
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Sir Jackie Stewart has responded to the moment he appeared to be man-handled while attempting to get an interview with Roger Federer for Martin Brundle ahead of the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.

Triple World Champion Stewart, 83, ducked under a security line prior to the driver introductions by LL Cool J and Will.I.Am in a bid to get 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer to come and speak with Brundle as part of his grid walk ahead of the race.

However, as the 27-time Grand Prix winner did so, security tried to stop Stewart - with Brundle retorting "you can't beat up Sir Jackie Stewart" as the Scot ultimately succeeded in getting Federer's attention and securing the interview.

It prompted some backlash from observers and fans, who believed that the man-handling of Stewart, the oldest surviving F1 World Champion, was unnecessary.

Taking to Instagram after the race, Stewart joked that he "had not had to sneak past security like that for a long time" but that they had "done a good job."

He also praised Federer, a visitor to a number of Grands Prix - for being a "good sport."

Brundle himself has also since responded to the incident - saying he feared Stewart would be chucked out.

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