Martin Brundle tries to speak to Shaquille O’Neal – however NBA icon says three phrases

Sky Sports presenter and F1 hero Martin Brundle might solely squeeze three phrases from NBA icon Shaquille O’Neal in the course of the grid stroll forward of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Brundle’s grid walks not often disappoint and the previous team-mate of Michael Schumacher was pressured to attempt to drain blood from a stone after bumping into one other large hitter unwilling to become involved with the pre-race procedures.

The ever-determined Brundle approached the Red Bull crew the place O’Neal was chatting and posing for footage with mechanics. But he was snubbed by the previous Los Angeles Lakers star who as an alternative went to take an image with the Team Principal Christian Horner.

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Brundle poked enjoyable at Horner, quipping he was standing on his tiptoes as O’Neal dwarfed nearly all of the beginning grid as crew members posed alongside the 7ft1 four-time NBA champion.

Eager to hold round to speak to O’Neal, Brundle needed to stall for time earlier than O’Neal turned to talk on the grid stroll, however he was seemingly in a rush. As Brundle requested how he was doing, the NBA legend merely replied “Lewis Hamilton baby”, regardless of him strolling out of the Red Bull part – though nobody was going to argue with him.

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Martin Brundle snubbed by Shaquille O'Neal
Martin Brundle was initially snubbed by Shaquille O’Neal

Brundle was left hanging by O'Neal
Brundle was left hanging by O’Neal

Brundle sarcastically replied: “Well, ok, that’s all you need to say”, as O’Neal was ushered away from the cameras and presumably headed in the direction of the hospitality part beside the observe.

O’Neal wouldn’t have been upset with Red Bull’s efficiency after world champion Max Verstappen overcame a 5 second time penalty to win the Grand Prix. Although Sergio Perez missed out on a second place end as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc overtook the Mexican on the ultimate lap to complete second and scupper a primary 1-2 end for Red Bull since Monza in September.