The sight of celebrities at the Miami Grand Prix can be a bit overwhelming even for the most seasoned Formula 1 reporters – especially when it comes to US athletes. And that led to quite an on-air gaffe from Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle last year.
At the 2022 Miami Grand Prix, Brundle caught up with Orlando Magic striker Paolo Banchero and interviewed, thinking spoke to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. It was one of the more uncomfortable interviews we’ve seen in a long time, and Brundle clearly heard about it when he returned to Miami.
Well, on Sunday, Brundle did his best to forget the mistake.
Martin Brundle reunited with Paolo Banchero!
This time it went much better. pic.twitter.com/mazQWujpAQ
— Terrible Announcement (@awfulannouncing) May 7, 2023
This time Brundle found Banchero and correctly identified the 6ft 10ft NBA striker. This time the interview went much better, with Banchero being particularly gracious in Brundle’s second interview.
“I’m honored that you know my name now, human,” Banchero said.
Fans were also happy to see this much-needed reunion.