Sky F1 host Martin Brundle has awkward encounter with Labour minister ahead of British Grand Prix

Martin Brundle

Martin Brundle was intercepted by a new government minister (Photo: Sky Sports)

Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle had yet another awkward grid walk encounter before the British Grand Prix – this time with a new Labour minister.

Brundle’s pre-race gridwalks are part of F1 legend, with the former driver turned pundit interviewing celebrities and drivers in the final few minutes before racing gets underway.

Over the years, he’s made headlines after awkward encounters with celebs who have no interest in chatting, most notably at last year’s British Grand Prix with Cara Delevingne.

But on the grid ahead of Sunday’s race at Silverstone it was a famous person who wanted to speak to Brundle that had fans cringing.

Brundle, who began his gridwalk telling the camera: ‘Let’s try to not get in trouble today,’ made pleasant chat with the likes of Jeremy Clarkson, Chris Hoy, Mary Earps, Mo Farah, Rowan Atkinson, Stuart Broad and Sam Ryder.

But as he was doing his rounds, he was intercepted by a government aide who insisted he interview the new Secretary of State for Science Peter Kyle.

Kyle introduced himself to Brundle, revealing he’d be presenting the winners trophy and sharing his enthusiasm for F1, saying he’d watched on from Club corner as a fan for the last few years.

While it was nice to see some enthusiasm from a ‘celebrity’ on the grid, Brundle couldn’t wait to move on from the Labour politician as quickly as possible and quickly hurried away to continue the gridwalk.

Later, he twice attempted to interview Brian May but was twice rejected by the Queen legend, though Brundle took it in good grace.

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