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Machine Gun Kelly has stormed off after falling victim to a reverse “Martin Brundle moment” at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Monday morning.
The Formula 1 icon was back at his best at the Interlagos circuit before the race – which was won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen – when his traditional grid walk provided some fun moments.
The Sky Sports F1 guru is used to being the person on the grid who gets snubbed by every A-list celebrity at the track, but the dynamic changed dramatically in Sao Paulo when the former driver gave the American rapper nothing during their awkward altercation .
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Things got off to a shaky start when the British reporter grabbed Kelly and asked how things were going in the superstar’s career.
Kelly batted away the question, saying, “My career? I don’t think about my career. I don’t think about it.”
And things only got more awkward when he asked the Sky Sports interviewer to join him for a live air guitar and air piano session.
Brundle awkwardly declined several times, saying, “No, there are millions of people watching. You do it!
“I can’t, I can’t. I should probably move on because we still have some people to see.”
Machine Gun Kelly was furious at not joining in on an odd jam session and stormed away from the interview and away from the camera.
Brundle joked as he walked along that the Hollywood star might not be his biggest fan after the interaction.
He said: “Something tells me I won’t be on his Christmas card list.”
F1 commentator Matt Gallagher described it as the “weirdest Matin Brundle interview yet”.
England Test cricket great Graeme Swann called it “extremely uncomfortable”.
However, F1 reporter Rob Myers said the traditional grid walk has “passed its sell-by date”
It might not even have been Brundle’s most awkward moment of the day.
Fans loved the moment he brutally taunted former Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone on live television.
Ecclestone admitted last month that he had failed to declare a £400 million trust fund to Britain’s tax authorities.
Brundle couldn’t resist making a cheeky comment about Ecclestone’s problems when they met on the grid.
“You’ve had a great month at His Majesty’s Revenue Department,” Brundle said.
Ecclestone didn’t know how to respond.
It was a triumphant return for Brundle, who missed out on Sky Sports’ track walk last week.
Brundle’s growing list of gridwalk moments has left the Formula 1 world in turmoil throughout the 2023 season.
Fans were left in stitches at the US Grand Prix after he had to awkwardly wait his turn to speak to British boxer Anthony Joshua.
Ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, Australian rookie Oscar Piastri suffered a brutal burn when the Sky Sports presenter abandoned him mid-reply.
In Miami it was three-time F1 champion Jackie Stewart who stole the spotlight after almost being manhandled during the gridwalk shenanigans.
Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones won over fans with their stylish interview ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.
At the British Grand Prix it was musician Sam Ryder who received much praise for his infectious banter during his conversation with Brundle.
But the most famous incident of all also took place at the British Grand Prix, when Cara Delevingne was brutally roasted after rejecting Brundle.
source : www.foxsports.com.au