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Martin Brundle made surprising change to his F1 grid walk ahead of Austrian Grand Prix

Martin Brundle made surprising change to his F1 grid walk ahead of Austrian Grand Prix

The Austrian Grand Prix got underway with Max Verstappen starting pole.

Martin Brundle made a surprising change to his Formula 1 grid walk ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

On Sunday, the Austrian Grand Prix took place at the Red Bull Ring as reigning world champion Max Verstappen qualified in pole position ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris and Mercedes star George Russell.

Last weekend, at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, Brundle was absent but returned this weekend in Austria.

As per usual, Brundle conducts a walk along the grid to interview celebrities and F1 personalities ahead of the race. On Sunday however, the former driver surprised fans by making a change to his normal grid walk.

After the camera cut to Brundle, he stood inside the pit lane instead of the grid.

Brundle then revealed that instead of a normal grid walk, he will be doing a hybrid by giving fans an insight into what goes on in the pit lane ahead of the race.

The 65-year-old spoke to Mercedes Sporting Director Ron Meadows about how Lewis Hamilton and Russell’s preparations.

After that, Brundle moved onto the grid and spoke to the likes of Jos Verstappen and Flavio Briatore.

Ahead of the race, Brundle commented on the ongoing feud between Jos Verstappen and Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.

He said: “I can’t even believe we’re having to talk about it, but I think it is significant in a way. Blood’s thicker than water. Max will always support his dad and other key people that have been around him for a very long time.

“It just seems petulant and unnecessary. And I think it’s so unfair on Max, actually, to make him have to answer questions like that when he’s trying to focus on two races this weekend.

“They’ve had so much success together. Every point, every podium, every victory, every World Championship Max has had is with Red Bull.”

Brundle added: “The money they’ve collected, because the kid’s a genius in a racing car. He’s earned all of those and all of that money.

“Why do they have to spoil it with such petulant stuff?”

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Formula 1