Martin Brundle's huge admission after embarrassing F1 farce

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Iconic F1 commentator Martin Brundle (pictured left) interviewing Venus Williams and (pictured right) interviewing college basketball star Paolo Banchero.
Iconic F1 commentator Martin Brundle (pictured interviewing celebrities) has responded to the chaotic Miami GP gridwalk. (Images: Twitter)

F1 icon Martin Brundle has offered a bizarre response to his shock commentary as he walked the grid with a number of high-profile celebrities at the Miami GP.

A huge number of high-profile stars joined the event to see Max Verstappen take the podium in the first Miami GP in 22 years.

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As he often does, Brundle mingled with the celebrities and famous athletes in attendance.

The Englishman has become well-known for his grid walks, which often don't go to plan and can leave the commentator and celebrities a bit red-faced.

And this time was no exception.

The commentator accidentally mistook Venus Williams for her sister Serena, before an excruciatingly long pause after the tennis champion's response to his question.

It wasn't the only awkward moment for Brundle however after he mistook college basketball star Paolo Banchero for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Now, Brundle has taken to social media to respond to the drama.

The veteran Sky Sports commentator said he isn't the biggest fan of gird walk interviews and often doesn't even watch them back himself.

"There’s a reason why I’ve never watched back an F1 gridwalk in a quarter of a century of doing them," he said.

"You have no idea how much I dislike doing them but somehow those crazy moments have defined my professional career.

"Oh well, that’s the way it is."

Martin Brundle's awkward gridwalk interviews

Fans were divided over Brundle's chaotic gridwalk.

Many praised Brundle for engineering his way through the chaos and making the live television entertaining.

Others couldn't help but feel embarrassed after a number of incidents.

One awkward moment in Miami involved Brundle interviewing Venus Williams.

The commentator mistakenly took her for sister, Serena, before an awkward exchange.

“We love having Lewis and all the other drivers here in Miami for the first time," Venus said before Brundle continued to hold the microphone out to her awkwardly.

After what seemed an eternity she broke the silence by saying: "Oh sorry what was the question?"

Brundle simply replied: "Oh I don't know. It doesn't matter really."

Brundle also mistook college basketball star Paolo Banchero for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

“It’s not Patrick - that’s why he ignored me,” Brundle said in earshot of Banchero.

Brundle then asked: “What is your name? I thought I was talking to somebody else! So I’m sorry about that…”

As he strolled off he muttered: “Whatever…”

Brundle later fearlessly approached Italian businessman Gianluca Vacchi and this time admitted he didn't know who he was talking to.

He was also completely blanked by David Beckham after trying to get a few words.

"That's the second time he's done that," Brundle said.

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