Martin Brundle savaged Cara Delevingne after she refused a grid walk interview at British GP
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Martin Brundle savaged supermodel Cara Delevingne at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
A record 160,000 fans were at Silverstone for a thrilling all-British battle for second and third place at the British Grand Prix, with McLaren’s Lando Norris eventually holding off seven-time world champions Lewis Hamilton.
The pair finished within three seconds of one another as Max Verstappen claimed his sixth win in succession and eighth victory in 10 races, to extend his lead in the driver's championship to an enormous 99 points.
Meanwhile, McLaren’s Oscar Piastri also finished well up in the points, just behind Hamilton in fourth, in what was a hugely encouraging weekend for the Woking team.
However, away from the track, an awkward incident between racing legend Brundle and supermodel Delevingne raised a few eyebrows.
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Former British racing driver turned broadcaster Brundle, who was covering the live action from Silverstone for Sky Sports, approached Delevingne hoping for an interview.
As he made his way towards Delevingne, the 64-year-old was told by an apparent security aide that "she doesn't want to talk".
Unperturbed, Brundle said: “That's the deal now, everybody talks on the grid.” Despite Delevingne's grimace, the broadcaster continued: “Can we have a quick chat at Sky F1? Good to see you on the grid.”
It wouldn't be a Martin Brundle gridwalk without a little awkwardness 😅 pic.twitter.com/iCgilk1DqB— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) July 9, 2023
The supermodel responded with a curt “no”, shaking her head, before repeating “no”.
Clearly frustrated, Brundle insisted: “The deal is everybody has to speak on the grid…”
The 30-year-old said while looking away: “I can't hear anything, sorry.”
As Delevingne charitably offered a thumbs up to the camera, an unimpressed Brundle sarcastically told viewers: “Okay, well, I'm sure it would have been extremely interesting”.
It was not Brundle's first brush with a celebrity. Indeed, the reporter later explained that Hamilton had once informed him that he does not want to speak before a race as he is busy preparing, something that Brundle honoured.
However, celebrities are not afforded the same courtesy.