MARTIN BRUNDLE has revealed that Brad Pitt has reached out to him after being snubbed during the grid walk.
The F1 pundit tried and failed to chat to the Hollywood actor during his traditional pre-race walk before lights out at the US Grand Prix.
But Pitt awkwardly rebuffed Brundle, much to the disappointment of F1 fans.
And the car crash TV moment was particularly noteworthy with Pitt set to star in an F1 movie.
Brundle’s grid walks have become a tradition of F1 races with the former driver attempting to find big stars and celebs to talk to on the crowded pit straight.
The 63-year-old revealed Pitt had been in contact with him since their run-in.
“Unnecessary, but nice of him. Absolutely nobody is obliged to talk to me on the grid, but as I endeavour to make 10/12 minutes of live and unscripted sports TV Iâm obliged to at least ask.”
Movie star Pitt rebuffed the pundit’s questions in Austin before turning around and giving a brief answer after Brundle asks about the film.
When Brundle then tries to ask him about his enjoyment of F1, the famous actor palms him off with a dismissive “thank you, man” before charging away.
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Fans did not take well to Pitt’s actions.
One wrote 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 said: “Not sure I understand the logic of Brad Pitt not wanting to spend just a moment to talk to Martin Brundle during the grid walk.
“I mean, this is his moment to connect with those F1 fans that would see his F1 movie.”
The awkward encounter was similar to Brundle’s last trip to Austin when he memorably clashed with the security detail around American rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
Once the race actually got underway, Max Verstappen managed to pass Lewis Hamilton six laps from the end to record yet another victory.
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