Martin Brundle forced to apologise after incident involving Red Bull staff member

Sky Sports presenter Martin Brundle had to issue an on-air apology after a Red Bull employee dropped a F-bomb during his pre-race grid walk.

Martin Brundle’s Monaco grid walk was filled with entertaining moments, from celebrity encounters to awkward interviews, but it was a conversation with Red Bull that caused the biggest issue for the presenter.

With a star-studded grid, Brundle interacted with A-list actors and singers, including Orlando Bloom, Beverly Knight and Kylie Minogue discussing everything from the upcoming Gran Turismo film to the exciting race ahead.

Trying to speak to Horner during a packed grid, a member of Red Bull appeared unaware of what was happening, being overheard on the broadcast saying “I’m going to get in so much f****** s*** dude.”

The staff member was promptly warned that they were live on Sky Sports, with Brundle swiftly apologising to viewers for the swearing before returning to his chat with Horner.

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Social media was abuzz after the incident, joking about the Red Bull staffer’s failure to prevent Sky Sports from getting close to the car and team principal.

Brundle is no stranger to tough experiences during the grid walk, having been blanked, blocked by security guards and other awkward encounters in the past. 

The incident didn’t distract Red Bull from delivering another dominant performance around the streets of Monaco, as the team continued its 100% win record this season.

So far, Max Verstappen has taken four victories, while Sergio Perez has taken two P1 finishes, handing the reigning world champions a substantial lead in the Constructors’ Standings.

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With Verstappen at the top of the Drivers’ Standings with 144 points, Red Bull have opened a 129 point lead over P2 placed Aston Martin.

The fight for the Constructors’ title currently appears locked up by Red Bull, leaving the fight for P2 as currently the only achievable spot for Red Bull’s rivals.

Aston Martin and Mercedes are split by just 1 point in the P2 battle after Lance Stroll suffered a DNF in Monaco, while Lewis Hamilton and George Russell secured top ten finishes.