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Michael Buffer introducing the F1 drivers at US Grand Prix is horrific

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When Formula 1's Sean Bratches announced that legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer would be introducing the drivers at the US Grand Prix, fans didn't really know what to expect.

Would it be amazing, or would it be stupid? No one knew, but either way it was a surprise announcement that not many saw coming.

"We are delighted to welcome Michael Buffer as part of our ongoing commitment to our fans to build the entertainment factor in Formula 1," said Bratches, who is Managing Director of F1.

"We know that the F1 United States Grand Prix is the best place for a globally-recognised star like Michael to take the spectacle to the next level.

"This is an amazing opportunity, I've known Michael for over 30 years and there is no one better: he will elevate the driver brands and shine a light on Formula 1."

So, it was a case of F1 meets boxing in Austin on Sunday and Buffer couldn't have sounded more excited on Twitter.

He wrote: "Today-FORMULA 1 USA GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP-AUSTIN TEXAS! #LetsGetReadyToRumble ® 🏎🏁 Hours away from intros for the drivers @F1 CAN'T WAIT!"

But when the show began on Sky Sports and the drivers started walking out, F1 fans quickly realised it was an absolutely ridiculous idea.

Simply put, F1 and boxing do not mix well, as you can see in the below video of Fernando Alonso being announced.


How cringey. Racing fans were disgusted and responded by begging those in control at F1 to scrap the idea.

Even Jenson Button reacted on Twitter and summed up how every F1 fan was feeling with nothing more than an emoji.


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