Fans say 'protect Martin Brundle at all costs' after F1 presenter's embarrassing gaffe while speaking to ex-Chelsea star | The Sun

FANS called for Martin Brundle to be "protected at all costs" after his latest hilarious blunder on the F1 grid walk.

The Sky Sports F1 pundit did his famous stroll ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, stopping to speak to some famous celebrities along the way.

But towards the end of his latest venture, he spoke to Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

However, he mixed up his nationality and asked how he was looking forward to watching Spanish 'compatriots' Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz in Monte Carlo.

But Courtois has 101 caps for… Belgium.

A hesitating Brundle said: "Thibaut, Martin Brundle, Sky F1, good to see you.


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"As a Spaniard, you've got Fernando Alonso and the lovely Carlos Sainz."

However, the Champions League winner handled it well.

Courtois replied: "Yes indeed. In Spain, we are rooting a lot for this 33rd victory of Fernando.

"He has a good starting position today so let's see what can happen."

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Brundle then wrapped up and said: "Thank you very much."

But as he walked away, he added: "And of course, he's Belgian not Spanish but anyway."

Fans watching on at home were loving the gaffe, though.

One said: "Did Martin Brundle just call Thibaut Courtois a Spaniard? Please protect Brundle at all costs."

Another wrote: "Martin Brundle calling Thibaut Courtois Spanish perfectly sums up his grid walk."

A third added: "Martin Brundle mistakes Thibaut Courtois as being Spanish. Courtois is so polite he just goes along with it. Lovely stuff."

And a final user commented: "Martin Brundle calling Thibaut Courtois Spanish – this guy's grid walks never fail to disappoint."

Earlier on, Brundle had chatted with Kylie Minogue, Orlando Bloom and Tom Kerridge.

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However, he got into an x-rated altercation with a Red Bull crew member, who told him he could not let Brundle walk past otherwise he would get into "f***ing s***" – forcing the host to apologise.

That all came a day after fans joked he "pulled an 89-year-old" when he got chatting to a veteran photographer before qualifying.

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