Brad Pitt was on the grid at the United States Grand Prix, but he gave former F1 driver and current broadcaster Martin Brundle a bit of a cold shoulder.
Brundle spoke with drivers, team bosses, and even musician Ed Sheeran before trying to shoot the moon and snag a few words with Pitt. The actor had been hanging around the paddock all weekend as he prepares for an upcoming Formula 1 film.
Brundle got just that; a few words.
In fairness to Brad Pitt, he did talk a little bit, but that wasn;t enough for fans, who thought he should have given Brundle more time.
If you want to look bad in the eyes of F1 fans, a surefire way to do this is to blow off the great Martin Brundle.
Celebrities Shootdown Interviews On The Grid All The Time
We run into this with celebrities on the grid time and time again. If you want to be at the center of the F1 universe for a few minutes you might be interviewed.
Brundle getting snubbed by celebrities is part of the bit to a degree. Somewhat famously he has been blown off by the Williams sisters repeatedly over the years.
Still, when the sport welcomes these celebrities into their world, the least they could do is talk to a broadcaster.
Plus Brundle isn’t just any broadcaster. He was an F1 driver and appeared in 158 Grands Prix against the likes of Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, and Michael Schumacher
If celebrities don’t know Brundle’s racing pedigree, they (or let’s be honest, their handlers) should recognize what it says on his microphone. If they watched even one race they’d know that Sky Sports covers the races in the UK and their coverage is simulcast on ESPN here in the United States.
What I’m saying is they’re not blowing off some dude who wants a quick word for his podcast no one is going to listen to.
They’re blowing off an F1 legend, the fans, and the sport.
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