Martin Brundle mistakes Paolo Banchero for Pat Mahomes in epic Miami GP gridwalk

The Miami Grand Prix is upon us this evening as the US city hosts its inaugural race and it’s certainly been an entertaining event in the build-up, with Martin Brundle’s grid walk stealing the show.

The glitz and glamour of Miami has provided a pretty suitable backdrop for F1 and all the stops have been pulled out in the build-up to really generate excitement around the event, with a host of stars descending on the grid ahead of lights out.

It’s at that point in the weekend, then, that former Formula 1 driver and Sky pundit Martin Brundle gets to shine most of all, then, and, as he did in America last year at COTA in Austin, he did not disappoint in delivering a fair few hilarious moments.

Back in Austin in 2021, he famously doorstepped Megan Thee Stallion and went viral for an exchange of words with one of her entourage, but the fun was only multiplied ahead of the Miami GP, with Brundle decked in a very lairy shirt to boot.

What looked to be one of the busiest grids of the year for celebrities and officials, Brundle absolutely had his work cut out trying to force his way to get interviews but the ex-racer certainly delivered for viewers at home, who lapped up every second.

Brundle charged around the grid, speaking to the likes of Pharrell Williams, DJ Khaled and David Beckham, but it was his exchange with Paolo Banchero, or was it Pat Mahomes, that really got everyone talking on social media.

Brundle, thinking Banchero was Mahomes began speaking on the grid, only to be told mid-interview he’d got his sports-stars mixed up, in what was a hilarious but undoubtedly awkward exchange, prior to lights out.

In all truth, we could have watched Brundle tearing up and down the grid for another half an hour but he had to finish with the American national anthem kicking in.

In the moments since the grid walk finished, he’s gone viral on social media and once again he has managed to attract attention both sides of the pond, with the Americans naturally finding it funny Brundle didn’t know who Banchero was.

Fair play to Martin, though, as it looked about as tough as it gets on the grid in terms of trying to muscle in for interviews and overall he did a great job, now let’s hope the race is half as entertaining with the inaugural Miami GP now underway.

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