Martin Brundle

‘Confusing’ Mercedes ‘fancy their chances’ at British Grand Prix, Martin Brundle claims

Martin Brundle believes Mercedes “fancy their chances” at the British Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton snatched a place on the podium in Canada last weekend. Mercedes have endured a torrid season so far with Hamilton and George Russell already out of the championship fight after struggling with their cars ‘porpoising’ issues. Ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, a despondent Hamilton described his Mercedes as “so bad” after a dire practice session while Toto Wolff has previously referred to the car as a “s***box”. “The Mercedes team are so confusing for everyone at the moment, including themselves,” Brundle wrote in his...
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Martin Brundle advises Carlos Sainz how he can overcome ‘final hurdle’ in F1

Carlos Sainz needs “greater accuracy and consistency” if he is to take the next step and win his first Formula One race for Ferrari, according to Martin Brundle. Sainz finished runner-up to Max Verstappen at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, the fifth time the Spanish driver had been second on the podium in his F1 career. Sainz benefitted from a late safety car in Montreal that allowed him to push world champion Verstappen hard over the final 15 laps but he was unable to make the overtake as the first win of his F1 career eluded him. Former...
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Martin Brundle urges Mercedes to not rely on rule change to solve porpoising problem

Mercedes are battling ongoing problems with their car this season and ex F1 driver Martin Brundle has warned them against relying on a change in regulations to solve their issues.Since new rules were introduced at the start of the 2022 F1 season, Mercedes’ W13 has been badly affected by porposiing and bouncing issues - with things appearing to reach a nadir at last weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.Lewis Hamilton described the race as the “most painful” of his career, as he visibly suffered from back pain that had put his participation in this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix in doubt, although he...

F1 LIVE: Ferrari mistakes are costing Charles Leclerc the world championship, warns Martin Brundle

Ferrari are costing Charles Leclerc’s world championship bid “heavily” as strategy errors and reliability failure continues to hold him back, says Martin Brundle. Leclerc’s Ferrari engine gave out while he was in position to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on the weekend, causing his second retirement in three races, while a mistake with his first pitstop probably cost him the race win on his home track of Monaco. The former F1 driver turned analyst Brundle believes Leclerc, who is now well down on championship leader Max Verstappen in the standings, could miss out on his first world title as...

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso still have ‘needle’ between them, Martin Brundle claims

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton still have ‘needle between them’ following their battle at the Monaco Grand Prix, says ex-racer Martin Brundle.Hamilton was showing far superior pace than Alonso at the Monte Carlo circuit but failed to find a way past the Spaniard as he was forced to settle for eighth place.Alonso backed up Hamilton for a lengthy period towards the end of the race, so much so that he ended up 34 seconds behind sixth place Lando Norris.And Brundle feels the Monaco race showed there is still some tension between the two former world champions who were teammates at...

Martin Brundle calls for ‘root and branch change’ in F1 after Monaco start farce

Martin Brundle has called for “root and branch” change to Formula 1 after the delayed start to the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix.Racing failed to get under way for more than an hour after the scheduled start time in Monte Carlo, with the race directors reluctant to order a start in wet weather.Significant precipitation fell just before the race was due to begin but had ceased by 2pm BST, though race organisers had already ordered a delay.More rain then fell, making the track unsafe for racing, but according to former F1 driver Brundle, the delay was entirely unneccessary.The 62-year-old believes measures...

Martin Brundle doesn’t expect F1 owners to ‘blink first’ in Monaco Grand Prix stand-off

Martin Brundle has suggested that the owners of Formula 1 will not “blink first” as speculation continues over the future of the Monaco Grand Prix.The race in Monte Carlo has been virtually ever-present since F1’s first season in 1950, but no deal has yet been agreed over a return to the principality in 2023.The tight street circuit has been criticised by fans and drivers in recent years particularly, with suggestions that it is ill-suited to the sport’s continuing evolution.Liberty Media completed its takeover of a controlling stake in F1 in early 2017 and has since overseen a popularity boom, with...

Lewis Hamilton radio message in Spanish Grand Prix ‘alarming’, Martin Brundle claims

Martin Brundle believes that an “alarming” radio message from Lewis Hamilton during the Spanish Grand Prix revealed how little the Mercedes driver has been enjoying this season.Hamilton produced his finest drive of 2022 in Barcelona, battling back from an early collision with Kevin Magnussen to fight up through the field for an eventual fifth-placed finish.The seven-time world champion and Magnussen had taken contact on the opening lap of the race, with Hamilton forced to pit and re-emerging behind the rest of the race.Soon after, Hamilton suggested on the radio that they should “save the engine if I was you guys”,...

F1 News: Martin Brundle On The Cringy Finale Of The Miami Grand Prix: “I Felt For Max Verstappen”

Legendary F1 commentator Martin Brundle has reacted to the end of the Miami Grand Prix where we saw Max Verstappen being karted off in a buggy to his podium. The Miami GP was incredibly taxing as the intense heat and humidity of the track became almost too much for the drivers. Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz […] The post F1 News: Martin Brundle On The Cringy Finale Of The Miami Grand Prix: “I Felt For Max Verstappen” appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.

F1 News: Martin Brundle Admits He Hates The Gridwalk Interviews – “You Have No Idea How Much I Dislike Doing Them

The Miami Grand Prix was packed to the brim with celebrities. DJ Kaled was seen walking the grid, as was David Beckham and Tom Brady. But for die hard F1 fans, the biggest name in front of the camera was of course Martin Brundle. Beginning his career as an F1 driver but eventually becoming one […] The post F1 News: Martin Brundle Admits He Hates The Gridwalk Interviews – “You Have No Idea How Much I Dislike Doing Them appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.

Martin Brundle Mistakes Paolo Banchero for Pat Mahomes at Miami Grand Prix

You’re an up and coming basketball star heading out to your first Formula 1 race. You’re given an all-access pass to head out onto the grid before the race to see the sites and soak up the atmosphere. While you’re taking it all in, a small man accosts you with a microphone and starts asking you questions about a sport you don’t play.