Oscar Piastri sends message to Martin Brundle after being snubbed on Singapore grid stroll | F1 | Sport


Oscar Piastri has despatched a message to Martin Brundle after he was snubbed mid-interview on the Singapore Grand Prix, suggesting that the pair ought to reconvene to complete off the dialog in Suzuka this weekend.

Brundle was trying to seize drivers for his legendary grid stroll phase on the Sky Sports activities F1 broadcast when he managed to cease Piastri and catch the 22-year-old for a chat. Nevertheless, halfway by this, the broadcaster turned distracted.

With Alpine driver Esteban Ocon strolling previous, Brundle dropped his dialog to attempt to catch the Frenchman in an effort to want him a cheerful birthday. Within the meantime, Piastri was left awkwardly ready and determined to scamper off to his spot on the grid.

The younger Aussie took to the social media platform X to message Brundle, posting: “Lets end that interview in Suzuka @MBrundleF1?” with winking and laughing emojis. Piastri then adopted up that tweet by saying: “FWIW (for what it’s value), I’d have achieved the identical. Completely happy birthday @OconEsteban.”

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The skilled broadcaster was fast to reply to Piastri’s social media put up, replying: “Um, sure sorry about that Oscar, wasn’t my most interesting gridwalk second in 26 years. Simply needed to want Esteban comfortable birthday as he strode previous, however you had been DRS open and full battery and fairly rightly dropped me like an Aussie Guidelines rookie.”

McLaren’s star rookie may have quickly forgotten in regards to the incident although. The Australian star fought again from 17th on the grid to complete P7 within the race and he did so with out the upgrades that had been on team-mate Lando Norris’ automotive, marking one other excellent drive from Piastri.

Talking about his Singapore GP debut, Piastri stated: “P7. Not a nasty night time’s work! Clearly, our tempo was respectable, and I really feel that I took benefit of the stuff occurring round me after a very good first lap. All-in-all, fairly proud of that.

“I don’t suppose there was an excessive amount of left on the desk there. It’s nice to see Lando on the rostrum and for the workforce to be rewarded for all their onerous work. I’m wanting ahead to the upgrades subsequent week and hopefully, we are able to have some extra enjoyable.”

This outcome moved Piastri away from Esteban Ocon and up into 11th place within the Drivers’ Championship standings after the Frenchman suffered a mechanical subject whereas operating properly in sixth place. The 22-year-old is now simply three factors behind Pierre Gasly and 5 behind Lance Stroll.

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