Awkward Megan Thee Stallion interview leads to F1’s ‘Brundle clause’

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Martin Brundle's awkward Megan Thee Stallion interview Martin Brundle's interrogation with Megan Thee Stallion -- oregon effort astatine 1 -- led to changes successful the F1 protocols. Screengrab

An awkward interrogation with Megan Thee Stallion has ushered successful caller broadcasting rules for Formula One.

In precocious October, seasoned Formula One broadcaster Martin Brundle sought to interrogation the rapper, who declined to stock a freestyle rap connected the time of the race. Security aboriginal told Brundle, who is besides a erstwhile driver, that helium couldn’t speech to her arsenic helium did.

 “I tin bash that, ’cause I did,” Brundle said to a subordinate of her entourage.

And it appears he’ll beryllium capable to bash truthful going forward, arsenic well.

“There person been caller rules introduced, that immoderate celebrities connected the grid indispensable not person bodyguards immoderate longer,” Brundle said successful caller comments this week, according to The Sun.

The seasoned broadcaster, who bemoaned that bodyguards “could maybe larn immoderate manners and respect connected our patch” successful October, joked astir the unofficial moniker of the protocols.

“It indispensable beryllium the ‘Brundle clause’, and they’re obliged to speech to me. I benignant of similar it if they disregard me, to beryllium honest,” Brundle said. “I similar to telephone retired immoderate of the celebs that I deliberation are conscionable utilizing the grid a small spot if I’m honest. They don’t truly person a passion. I cognize determination are millions of fans astatine location going ‘I should beryllium connected that grid. I’m a monolithic Formula 1 fan, not them.'”

Brundle proceeded to marque a gag astir Megan Thee Stallion’s bodyguard, calling him a “Malfoy lookalike” successful a notation to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts nemesis, Draco Malfoy.

“But my assertion to fame astatine last,” helium said. “I get ignored by Megan Thee Stallion, I get biffed retired of the mode by a antheral upland and past told disconnected by a Malfoy lookalike who doubtless was connected his first-ever clip to a Formula 1 grid. I enactment retired a elemental tweet astir it and got 5 cardinal impressions. I don’t recognize immoderate of that, to beryllium honest”.