Brad Pitt SNUBS Formula 1’s Martin Brundle during grid walk as fans slam the actor


Brad Pitt snubbed Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle on the presenter’s infamous paddock walks during the US Grand Prix Sunday. 

The Hollywood star has been in attendance in Austin, Texas this week for the Formula One action as he plans making a film about the sport. 

However, he was slammed by F1 fans after he skirted out of an interview with the famed former race car driver turned pundit.

Brad Pitt snubbed Sky Sports Martin Brundle on the presenter’s infamous paddock walks

Brundle is known for his grid walks where he tries to nab big names in attendance for interviews but Pitt gave him the cold shoulder. 

Pitt is reportedly set to star as a washed-up driver turned team owner who returns to the cockpit in an upcoming film based on the sport.

Brundle attempted to ask Pitt about his blockbuster movie in the works but the movie star swiftly shut him down. 

Pitt claimed it was top secret as he started to turn his back on Bundle and continue walking. 

Brundle attempted to ask Pitt about his blockbuster movie but the star kept on walking

Brundle attempted to ask Pitt about his blockbuster movie but the star kept on walking 

Brundle then continued to add that he had seen Pitt around quite a bit throughout the week and asked if he had enjoyed his time at the Grand Prix, to which the A-Lister simply responded, ‘Thank you, man’ and continued walking away. 

The Sky Sports pundit then joked: ‘Obviously they’re known as Pitt stops, if they don’t want you to talk to Brad Pitt.’

Pitt was just one of the many celebrities who turned up for the event in Texas as  Ed Sheeran, Serena Williams, Shaquille O’Neal and Apple CEO Tim Cook were all trackside for the F1 race, to watch Max Verstappen pip Lewis Hamilton to the race title.

It was a complete sell-out to the public, too, with a record 440,000 fans heading for the Austin circuit across the entire race weekend, as F1 fever continues to rise stateside.

Pitt has been at the United States Grand Prix all weekend, attending Friday practice, Saturday qualifying and the Sunday race

Pitt has been at the United States Grand Prix all weekend, attending Friday practice, Saturday qualifying and the Sunday race

Ed Sheeran (right) poses with Sergio Perez and Red Bull chief Christian Horner (left) in the paddock before the Grand Prix race

Ed Sheeran (right) poses with Sergio Perez and Red Bull chief Christian Horner (left) in the paddock before the Grand Prix race

Fresh from her tennis retirement at the US Open, Serena Williams was a special guest at the United States Grand Prix

She even tried her hand at DJing ahead of the race in Austin, Texas on Sunday afternoon

Fresh from her tennis retirement at the US Open, Serena Williams was a special guest at the United States Grand Prix

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal pays a visit to the Williams garage ahead of the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal pays a visit to the Williams garage ahead of the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas

Legendary Oscar-nominated actor Pitt was present across the entire weekend, and was pictured in the Mercedes garage on Sunday, where he greeted his good friend Hamilton alongside Apple CEO Cook.

On Thursday night, Hamilton joined Pitt at the poshest steakhouse in the state capital, as Formula One’s top brass hatched their next major screen blockbuster, which Hamilton will act as co-producer and consultant for. 

It is hoped it will build on Netflix’s Drive to Survive series, which has drawn in a new audience who now understand that what happens on track is only a fraction of what this sport is about. 

However, fans slammed Pitt for planning to star in the film without knowing who ‘the voice of the sport is’. 

US film producer Jerry Bruckheimer (left), actor Pitt and film director Joseph Kosinski (right) ahead of the race in Austin

US film producer Jerry Bruckheimer (left), actor Pitt and film director Joseph Kosinski (right) ahead of the race in Austin

Pitt waves to the crowd in Texas, but he appeared in no mood to speak to Sky Sports' Martin Brundle on the grid

Pitt waves to the crowd in Texas, but he appeared in no mood to speak to Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle on the grid

Lewis Hamilton hugs Brad Pitt (center) as the 12 Years A Slave actor and Apple CEO Tim Cook (right) wait to meet him

Lewis Hamilton hugs Brad Pitt (center) as the 12 Years A Slave actor and Apple CEO Tim Cook (right) wait to meet him

Brad Pitt making a movie about F1 but not knowing who the voice of the sport Martin Brundle is 

One F1 fan posted on Twitter: ‘Brad Pitt, you’re doing a movie on F1 and don’t know who Martin Brundle is? It’s *the* grid walk. Stop and talk to him.’

Another added: ‘I hate when celebrity bodyguards try and get Martin Brundle away. Lad your at the F1 if you don’t want to be interviewed don’t come on the grid…’ 

‘Bro brad Pitt didn’t have to do Martin brundle like that like bruh,’ another social media user wrote. 

Fans slammed the Hollywood star for making an F1-inspired movie without knowing Brundle

Fans slammed the Hollywood star for making an F1-inspired movie without knowing Brundle

Anther slammed the actor saying: ‘Brad Pitt just went down in my book! So disrespectful. When Martin Brundle approaches you in the grid, you stop and chat.’

One fan claimed Pitt needed to show more respect to Brundle as they said: ‘When you’re at a Formula 1 Grand Prix you’re a guest of Martin Brundle. Respect the man. Brad Pitt was completely out of touch ignoring Martin and having his guys pull him back. Last time it happened with other American celebrities at the Miami GP.’

Another added: ‘Brad Pitt was so rude to Martin Brundle – what a b*****d. Who does he think he is? Clearly not safe hands for an F1 movie BradPitt #F1 #Formula1 #USGP #USGrandPrix’

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