F1 in hot water after Cara Delevingne sheds light on bizarre Martin Brundle incident

Martin Brundle was told by an Alfa Romeo employee on the grid that Cara Delevingne wasn't going to talk to him.

An incident ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix involving actress and model Cara Delevingne created a social media storm, after she rejected an interview on the grid with ex-Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle.

Brundle was completing his traditional grid walk when he was told through his earpiece that Delevingne was on the grid, prior to spotting the celebrity.

As he always does, Brundle approached the star and asked for a quick chat, only to be told by an Alfa Romeo staff member that Delevingne wasn’t going to speak.

She was seemingly at the Grand Prix with the Hinwil-based team, who have also come under fire following the incident.

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Brundle was clearly puzzled as to why she wasn’t going to talk to him, before informing the Alfa Romeo employee accompanying her that everybody on the grid these days has to talk.

Despite this, Brundle failed to get a word out of the actress, who even mouthed that she couldn’t hear what the Sky Sports F1 pundit was saying.

At the time, Brundle had the last laugh, as when he walked away the ex-driver said: “Ok…I’m sure it would have been extremely interesting.”

Delevingne was targeted on social media following the incident for ignoring Brundle, with several F1 fans having labelled her as “rude”.

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However, the Suicide Squad star has since taken to social media herself to share her side of the story, and how she was actually told not to talk to the media on the grid.

“I was told to say no so I did. Thank you for seeing both sides xxx,” Delevingne said on Twitter following the incident.

“Anyway, I had so much fun today and was so happy to be there no matter what anyone else may think x.”

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A fan quickly commented on Delevingne’s Twitter post and questioned why her agent wouldn’t let her speak on the grid; however, she corrected the social media user and revealed that it was an “F1 representative” who told her not to speak to the media.

“It wasn’t an agent, it was an F1 representative,” revealed the star.

Alfa Romeo have since been criticised on Twitter following the revelation.