Formula 1’s growing popularity has seen the 2023 season be greeted by celebrities, athletes, and more, however, with the season end and all the drivers meeting for the last time at the Abu Dhabi GP, the Yas Marina has become star-studded and filled with glitz and glamour to be greeted by Martin Brundle for the last time.
Abu Dhabi GP is the last one on the 2023 calendar and brings back a lot of memories for Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, while celebrities fill up the paddock to watch these legends drive wheel to wheel for the last time. It would also be the last chance for the teams to secure a better position in the championship and receive prize money.
Abu Dhabi GP, however, saw celebrities entering the paddock left and right with Tommy Fleetwood joining Brundle for a tiny chat and showcase his singing. Meanwhile, it seems like Thor himself is a huge fan of Formula 1 as he made his “thunderous and lightening” presence known as Chris Hemsworth walk into the house in support of Oscar Piastri.
“Fellow Australian. Only 22 years old. Pretty wild.”
Chris Hemsworth is in the house and supporting Oscar Piastri 🤝🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/fiyH1fBrZV
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) November 26, 2023
Brundle also came across Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Will.i.am has he had yet another tiny conversation with the singer but in a different country as they joked about it. However, the reporter was left impressed by Kylie Minogue who made her presence known at the Abu Dhabi GP after her performance at the Las Vegas GP.
Martin Brundle gets blocked by security during iconic grid walk at Abu Dhabi GP
While Formula 1 is widely known for its interesting and thrilling races and the chaos that ensues around the teams and drivers before they get on the track, it is also widely popular among fans solely because of Martin Brundle‘s iconic grid walks.
He has become a known personality in the sport for his interesting, chaotic yet hilarious interviews with celebrities. However, during his grid walk at the Abu Dhabi GP, the reporter was stopped by security who went on to block him and asked him to do his grid walk somewhere else. Although Brundle was quite polite, it did not sit right with the fans as they broke havoc on Twitter.
One fan said, “This guy blocking Martin Brundle trying to do his grid walk.”
— amy 🧚🏼 (@AmyyFrost_) November 26, 2023
Another fan captioned a GIF saying, “Blocking Martin Brundle.”
— Colonel Camp (ColonelCamp81) (@Camp_Colonel) November 26, 2023
Many fans were upset with the situation and cursed the security guard for simply doing his job, however, also being unaware of who Martin Brundle was. Nonetheless, this did not stop the reporter from continuing his iconic gird walk as the Abu Dhabi GP initiated.