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Martin Brundle snubbed TWICE on British GP gridwalk as he says 'I don't think anybody's done this before'

Martin Brundle snubbed TWICE on British GP gridwalk as he says 'I don't think anybody's done this before'

Brundle was thwarted in his British GP gridwalk efforts.

Martin Brundle was snubbed twice by the same celebrity during his pre-British Grand Prix gridwalk - and couldn't recall it happening to him before.

The Sky F1 commentator was on a grid filled with familiar faces from the world of sport and popular culture, and interviewed the likes of Mo Farah, Rowan Atkinson and Sam Ryder.

It wasn't ideal for him, though, as he was blocked from interviewing any drivers by the on-track security at Silverstone.

He also didn't get any success with Queen lead guitarist Brian May, who appeared to snub him as he walked past.

Not to be deterred, though, Brundle attempted a second time to get an interview with the 76-year-old as he stood by a Mercedes - only to be politely turned down.

As he approached May, Brundle commented: "I don't think anybody's actually turned me down twice on the same gridwalk - but I think it's about to happen."

And his prophecy proved to be correct, as you can see below.

Brundle did have more success in talking to PSG and England goalkeeper Mary Earps, while he also managed an almost customary chat with Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko.

But time ultimately wasn't on his side as he tried to have brief conversations with the drivers, although pitlane reporter Natalie Pinkham had him covered by talking with Oscar Piastri and Max Verstappen among others.

Mercedes driver George Russell started the Grand Prix on pole position, with his team-mate and eight-time Silverstone winner Lewis Hamilton in second.

Mercedes' George Russell led team-mate Lewis Hamilton out of turn one at the British Grand Prix, but it was the seven-time world champion that won at Silverstone -

McLaren's Lando Norris completed an all-British top three - as they looked to become the first English trio to complete the podium since Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees did so in 1965.

The race would ultimately end in heartbreak for Russell, who dropped back to fourth amid mid-race rain before retiring due to a water system issue.

His team-mate Hamilton, though, did win the British Grand Prix, for his first victory since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Verstappen finished second, having overtaken Norris, who completed the podium, in the closing laps of the race.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports F1

Topics: Formula 1, F1