Martin Brundle introduces ‘Brundle Clause’ in response to Megan Thee Stallion F1 Drama at COTA

Published 11/05/2021, 7:51 PM EDT


It looks like the Megan Thee Stallion encounter at COTA did a number on Martin Brundle. While the race in America was eventful, the F1 veteran’s interview immediately became viral. After going off on Twitter and his SkySports column, it looks like the incident still disturbs the former racer.

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Brundle referenced the uneasy experience, saying, “There have been new rules introduced this very day, that any celebrity who comes on the grid cannot have bodyguards any longer.”

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Naming the rule the “Brundle Clause,” the F1 pundit further added, “And they are obliged to talk to me. I quite like it if they ignore me, if I am being quite honest.”

Although the incident happened a fortnight ago, F1 fans are undecided on who was to blame: Brundle, Megan, or her troop? While Brundle’s question was arbitrary, it didn’t solicit being disrespected on live television; especially when he is a respected name in the sport.

While some blame the rapper, she did nothing in the situation; however, the behavior of the blonde assistant and the bodyguards was unnecessary. While F1 is ready to dominate Stateside, maybe the Americans aren’t ready for the forthright British media.

F1 now ready for thrilling Mexican GP

While Brundle recalls the woes of his time in America, the Mexicans roar in approval of the sport’s return to their circuit. After a two-year interlude, F1 returns to the vibrant crowd at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 5, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in action during practice REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

There is a lot to look forward to as the weekend kicks off with a dynamic Friday of practice sessions. The favorite this weekend is not the championship protagonists, but Mexico’s very own, Sergio Perez.

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The crowds are here for Checo, who is thrilled by the welcome. “It’s great to have so much support. To look at everyone here being so enthusiastic and pushing me hard–every time I bring the car to a stop, I can hear them and it’s only Friday, so very grateful for the support.”

Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 5, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in action during practice REUTERS/Andres Stapff

While the spotlight is on Perez, the championship battle reaches its 18th race. However, the sessions so far have debunked the myth of having powerhouses. FP1 saw Mercedes setting better times, while Red Bull took the lead in FP2. As the numbers dance around the top of the timesheets, it remains unsure who will leave Mexico with the lead.

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Nonetheless, everyone’s strapped in for a thrilling race at CDMX. Who will take the win this weekend? The home favorite, the title favorite, or a Mercedes underdog? Saturday’s qualifying may hold some answers.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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