KARUN CHANDHOCK says Formula One grid passes should be removed from “people who don’t care” following Cara Delevingne’s Martin Brundle snub.
Yesterday, fans were furious when Hollywood model and star Delevingne failed to acknowledge Brundle while he was walking down the pitwalk in Silverstone.
Brundle’s grid-walk interviews are now an integral part of F1 reporting. He was a journalist for BBC, ITV and Sky Sports before assuming his current position.
Delevingne snubbed Brundle brutally as the former F1 racer tried to secure an interview.
He spoke to Delevingne first and told her: “She’s not interested in talking, but we all need to be on the grid.”
Everyone is talking on the grid now.
Then he approached Delevingne, and asked: “Can I have a short chat with you? [for] Sky F1? Sky F1?
Delevingne responded: “No.” She looked at her entourage in an awkward way.
Brundle said: “Everyone has to be on the grid.” Delevingne again refused.
Then she said, “I’m sorry I can’t listen to anything.”
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Brundle said sarcastically as he left: “I am sure that it would have made for an interesting story.”
Chandhok – Brundle’s Sky Sports teammate who raced in F1 from 2010 to 2011 – has urged the FIA not to tolerate celebrities who are disrespectful.
He said on Twitter: “I think there should be a chart of rudeness in F1!” Next time take grid passes away from those who aren’t interested and give them to some kids who deserve it. They will remember the experience.”
Brundle is not the first to react in an awkward manner when a famous person appears on the grid.
Megan Thee Stallion and her entourage also stopped him at the Miami Grand Prix 2021.
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