Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle had a moment to forget as he comically combined up NFL star quarterback Patrick Mahomes with a 19-year-old school basketball participant at Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix.
Martin Brundle, now 62, began 158 grand prix races and completed on the rostrum 9 instances with out profitable a race.
He is well-known for grid walks previous Formula One races, interviewing drivers and group bosses, however the inaugural race in Miami on Sunday attracted a host of high-profile names.
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According to the Mail Online, Brundle, who has been masking F1 since 1997, ended up complicated 2020 Super Bowl champion and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Mahomes with Duke basketball star and NBA hopeful Paolo Banchero.
Luckily the pair seem to have seen the humorous facet.
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Martin Brundle spoke to a number of A-list celebrities forward of the race which was in the end received by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, together with former First Lady Michelle Obama, David Beckham, Venus and Serena Williams, DJ Khaled and Pharrell Williams, amongst a number of others.
Brundle thought he had noticed into one other family identify in Mahomes, after chasing after him and yelling out ‘Patrick’.
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He ultimately managed to succeed in his goal, asking him concerning the ambiance on the occasion, which was attended by round 250 000 followers.
He replied: ‘This is crazy. I’ve by no means been to an F1 race so that is spectacular,’ earlier than including: ‘You can see, they’re locked in. It jogs my memory of myself.’
At that time, Brundle was informed by way of his ear-piece that he had made an trustworthy mistake and was really interviewing Banchero.
‘It’s not Patrick, that’s why he ignored me,’ a bemused Brundle informed a Sky Sports cameraman who was following him by way of the throngs of individuals on the beginning grid.
‘What is your name, sir?’ Martin Brundle then requested, earlier than apologising: ‘Well I thought I was talking to somebody else, I’m sorry about that.’
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After the awkward second had unfold on social media, Banchero took to Twitter to explain his temper: ‘I’m simply vibing proper now man.’
Although it stays unclear if Mahomes knew of the interplay earlier than the tweet was shared, he reacted by including: ‘Bro ain’t no manner,’ adopted by 4 laughing emojis.
Mahomes impressed a dramatic comeback in Super Bowl LIV two years in the past to seal the Kansas City Chiefs’ first Vince Lombardi trophy since 1970.
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Banchero is an Italian-American basketball participant, who performed school basketball for the Duke Blue Devils through the 2021/22 season.
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Martin Brundle himself took to Twitter after the race to write down: “There’s a reason why I’ve never watched back an F1 gridwalk 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. Oh well, that’s the way it is.”
RESULTS FROM THE MIAMI GRAND PRIX ON SUNDAY, THE FIFTH ROUND OF THE 2022 FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:
1. Max Verstappen (NED/Red Bull) 1hr 34 min 24.258sec, 2. Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari) at 3.786sec, 3. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/Ferrari) at 8.229, 4. Sergio Perez (MEX/Red Bull) at 10.638, 5. George Russell (GBR/Mercedes-AMG) at 18.582, 6. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes-AMG) at 21.368, 7. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Alfa Romeo) at 25.073, 8. Esteban Ocon (FRA/Alpine-Renault) at 28.386, 9. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Alpine-Renault) at 32.128, 10. Alexander Albon (THA/Williams) at 32.365, 11. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/McLaren-Mercedes) at 35.902, 12. Lance Stroll (CAN/Aston Martin-Mercedes) at 37.026, 13. Yuki Tsunoda (JPN/AlphaTauri-Red Bull) at 40.146, 14. Nicholas Latifi (CAN/Williams) at 49.936, 15. Mick Schumacher (GER/Haas) at 1:13.305, 16. Kevin Magnussen (DEN/Haas) at 1 lap, 17. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Aston Martin-Mercedes) at 3 laps
Did not end:
Guanyu Zhou (CHN/Alfa Romeo), Lando Norris (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes), Pierre Gasly (FRA/AlphaTauri-Red Bull), Sebastian Vettel (GER/Aston Martin-Mercedes), Kevin Magnussen (DEN/Haas)
1. Charles Leclerc (MON) 104 pts, 2. Max Verstappen (NED) 85, 3. Sergio Perez (MEX) 66, 4. George Russell (GBR) 59, 5. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) 53, 6. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) 36, 7. Lando Norris (GBR) 35, 8. Valtteri Bottas (FIN) 30, 9. Estéban Ocon (FRA) 24, 10. Kevin Magnussen (DEN) 15, 11. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) 11, 12. Yuki Tsunoda (JPN) 10, 13. Pierre Gasly (FRA) 6, 14. Fernando Alonso (ESP) 4, 15. Sebastian Vettel (GER) 4, 16. Alexander Albon (THA) 2, 17. Guanyu Zhou (CHN) 1, 18. Lance Stroll (CAN) 1
1. Ferrari 157 pts, 2. Red Bull 151, 3. Mercedes-AMG 95, 4. McLaren-Mercedes 46, 5. Alfa Romeo 31, 6. Alpine-Renault 28, 7. AlphaTauri-Red Bull 16, 8. Haas 15, 9. Aston Martin-Mercedes 5, 10. Williams 2