Sky pundit calls for F1 to act after Cara Delevingne’s rude Martin Brundle snub

Jamie Woodhouse
模型卡拉Delevingne poses for a picture. England, July 2023.

Ex-racer turned Sky F1 pundit Karun Chandhok has come up with a “chart of rudeness” suggestion after his colleague Martin Brundle was given the cold shoulder by model Cara Delevingne on the British GP grid.

Martin Brundle’s ‘grid walk’, the now iconic feature of grand prix build-up content, ran into a further controversial interview attempt ahead of the British Grand Prix.

And it is safe to say the reaction to it has been one of the key off-track talking points after the event.

Cara Delevingne gives Martin Brundle cold shoulder

Delevingne came in for some criticism for refusing to speak with Brundle as he made his way through the masses of people on the grid pre-race at Silverstone, Brundle having argued with the Alfa Romeo team member accompanying Delevingne that “that’s the deal now. Everybody talks on the grid.”

That was the end of that though with Delevingne staying tight-lipped, who later took to social media to explain that she was told by an “F1 representative” to say no and so that is what she did, adding that she “had so much fun today and was so happy to be there”.


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So, Delevingne said she cared, but Chandhok suggested that any personality on the grid who is acting in that way and suggesting they do not care should have their passes taken away.

“I honestly think we should have a “chart of rudeness” in F1!” Chandhok wrote in a social media post.

“Next time, take the grid passes from people who don’t care and give it to some deserving kids who will treasure the experience.”

After the pre-race drama had passed and the 20 drivers went to battle out on track, it was Max Verstappen once more who emerged victorious, seeing off the valiant efforts of McLaren’s home hero Lando Norris to claim his sixth victory in a row in F1 2023.

In the process, that also gave his Red Bull team their 11th win on the trot, which saw them equal McLaren’s record tally set back in 1988.

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