All the celebrity sightings at the Miami Grand Prix can be a bit overwhelming for even the most seasoned Formula 1 reporters — particularly when it comes to U.S. athletes. And that led to quite the on-air blunder from Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle last year.
During the 2022 Miami Grand Prix, Brundle caught up with Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero and conducted an interview thinking he was speaking with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. It made for one of the more uncomfortable interviews we’ve seen in a long time, and Brundle clearly heard all about it as he returned to Miami.
Well, on Sunday, Brundle did his best to put the mistake behind him.
Martin Brundle reunited with Paolo Banchero!
It went much better this time. pic.twitter.com/mazQWujpAQ
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 7, 2023
This time, Brundle found Banchero and correctly identified the 6-foot-10 NBA forward. The interview went much better this time around, and Banchero was especially gracious in the second interview with Brundle.
“I’m honored that you know my name now, man,” Banchero said.
Fans were happy to see this much-needed reunion as well.