Sky Sports presenter Martin Brundle was left embarrassed in Monaco after he had made an awkward interaction with world famous goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Speaking to Courtois, who plays for Real Madrid, Brundle was left red-faced after calling the Belgian national Spanish during their interview on the streets of Monaco.
“As a Spaniard, you’ve got Fernando Alonso and the lovely Carlos Sainz,” Brundle said.
Fortunately for Brundle, Courtois either didn’t hear or chose to gracefully ignore the slip up, simply responding “Yes, indeed.”
“In Spain, we are rooting a lot for this victory of Fernando. He’s in a good starting position today so let’s see what can happen.”
Brundle corrected his error after the interview, explaining to viewers that, of course, the footballer is Belgian, no Spanish but it was too late for the Sky Sports presenter to avoid being teased online.
Brundle’s grid walk was also interrupted by Orlando Bloom attempting to use the opportunity of appearing live on Sky Sports to plug his movie Gran Turismo.
“It’s a Sony title. Basically, Darren [Cox] came up with this idea of putting Playstation kids off their couches and into cars onto tracks,” Bloom said, adding “it’s a crazy idea but it worked.”
Starring Archie Madekwe, Orlando Bloom and David Harbour, the film is based on the career of Jann Mardenborough and is set to hit cinemas in August.
The movie will also feature an appearance from a familiar face to F1 fans, as Geri Horner, wife of Red Bull boss Christian Horner, will be appearing as Lesley Mardenborough.
Brundle made light of the movie plug, joking that, now they’ve got the advert out of the way, they could return to discussing the racing.