Sir Jackie Stewart praised for helping Martin Brundle get an interview with Roger Federer
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F1 presenter Martin Brundle’s pre-race girl walks are iconic for racing fans.
He goes above and beyond to get a word with celebs in all shapes and forms, sports stars, actors, and politicians - usually shouting them down in the process.
It’s landed him in a few awkward moments in the past, such as being blanked by Tom Cruise and accidentally mistaking 2022 NBA Rookie of the Year Paolo Banchero for Patrick Mahomes.
But beyond that, it’s often you find that celebs are usually keen to be involved - as long as they understand the culture.
Well, some security guards didn’t quite understand that at the Miami Grand Prix.
Although, he got a hand from a racing legend.
Shoutout to Jackie Stewart being a total bro for Martin Brundle by using his status to completely ignore the F1 pit lane guards, breeze by other personnel to get Roger Federer to talk to Brundle pic.twitter.com/yDLuJrP7cq— Douglas Reyes-Ceron (@dreyesceron) May 7, 2023
Brundle, was stuck behind a security barrier when he spotted tennis legend, Roger Federer in the Mercedes section.
He shouted toward the Swiss icon without any luck.
But a certain Sir Jackie Stewart understood the importance of the moment and sprung into action.
The British racing great spent nine seasons in F1, winning three drivers championships in his career.
Obviously, he gets how important a Martin Brundle interview with Federer on the track is.
He hopped the security rope in an attempt to catch up with the champion tennis player, immediately running into some trouble with F1 staff and security.
However, with Brundle yelling ‘Don’t beat up Jackie Stewart!’, the legend managed to make his way to the tennis GOAT.
Brundle was able to get his interview with Federer thanks to the 83-year-old, and all was right with the world.
Stewart’s actions caught a whole lot of love online.
Jackie Stewart making his way through Roger Federer’s security#MiamiGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/leJlHPq9K9— MB (@bowx_) May 7, 2023
Jackie Stewart dodging security to get Martin Brundle an interview with Roger Federer 😂#MiamiGrandPrix pic.twitter.com/YR25HIySyG— Cameron Francis (@cameronf1888) May 7, 2023
One fan wrote: “Shoutout to Jackie Stewart being a total bro for Martin Brundle by using his status to completely ignore the F1 pit lane guards, breeze by other personnel to get Roger Federer to talk to Brundle.”
Another said: “When you have taken F1 to the point where security is putting hands on Sir Jackie Stewart, you should step back and have a real think.”
A third commented: “Security putting their hands on Sir Jackie Stewart at an F1 race is like the Met Police stopping King Charles entering Westminster Abbey! The guy is motorsport royalty. Do your research and have some respect.”
A fourth added: “Jackie Stewart’s break through the rope to get Roger Federer for Martin Brundle’s interview was a boss move.”
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Topics: Formula 1, Roger Federer, Tennis