Talk:Martin Brundle

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Does Martin Brundle hold a degree in (Mechanical) Engineering? I'm sure I heard Mark Blundell mention it a few years ago during the Spa pre-race show. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Graybriggs (talkcontribs)

I've done a quick search and can't find anything. Did find a pretty extensive bio though: [1]. Mark83 13:40, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

"but in the second half of the year was regularly able to outrace the young German"

I don't know if it's correct to say Brundle "regularly outraced" Schumacher. Fact is that Brundle finished ahead of Schumacher only twice. Once in Silverstone on Brundle's home track and secondly in Monza when Schumacher had a crash on lap 1 and had to work his way up from the back of the field and still finished third behind Brundle. That's hardly being "regularly outraced" by Brundle. 86.101.132.100 14:32, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Talk pages aren't for this[edit]

Wikipedia policy is that talk pages are for suggesting improvements to the article. I just had to add this Bryan Adams grid-walk interview for non-ITV F1 fans:

"Martin Brundle: "Bryan, glad I caught up with you. Had to run to you. It seems like everything I do today is in a bit of a rush, but please forgive me." ... "The first time I went to a Grand Prix I thought I was going to go to Heaven." ... "These drivers are pretty reckless, but they don't give up do they?" ... "Thanks for talking to us, let's hope we can make it a race to remember."
Bryan Adams: "Yeah, when you're gone."Mark83 23:00, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 23:32, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Noteworthy?[edit]

is it noteworthy about his comments at the canadian grand prix? (UTC)

Which? -mattbuck (Talk) 20:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Pikey probe[edit]

Martin Brundle was investigated by Ofcom in 7 complaints, for using the term "Pikeys" in a television broadcast amid ITV apology. Brundle referred to repairs being made to the track:"There are some pikeys out there putting down new tarmac at Turn 10. Are they out of the way yet?" The word is considered insulting by the traveller community. The Oxford English Dictionary traced its use in 1837 by Times, “referring to strangers harvesting in the Isle of Sheppey island. Later that century it meant a "turnpike traveller" or vagabond. Recently, It’s use was associated with Irish travellers and Roma Gypsies.news.bbc.co.uk, How offensive is the word 'pikey'?mirror.co.uk, Formula 1 commentator in 'pikey' Ofcom probe--Florentino floro (talk) 12:57, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

That section doesn't make much sense, it needs a pretty serious rewrite.--90.213.118.82 (talk) 18:57, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
For fuck's sake... pikey means chav now, and no one gives a crap about chavs... Yes, needs a rewrite and general slimming. -mattbuck (Talk) 19:30, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Hungarian Grand Prix[edit]

Martin Brundle has not commentated on (at least) the last 3 Hungarian Grand Prix. Is there any reason for this, or is it a scheduled holiday for him? Jasonauk (talk) 04:03, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, and yes.
Family holiday is the reason usually announced. -- Ian Dalziel (talk) 11:07, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
It's usually the first race of the UK school summer holidays. I wish it didn't have to be Hungary though - leaving us to cope with such a traditionally dull race without his commentary must break some Amnesty International ruling....--MartinUK (talk) 16:00, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


Post Formula One[edit]

"With Steve Rider busy covering the England versus Kazakhstan 2010 FIFA World Cup Group 6 qualification match, Brundle co-commentated and presented coverage of the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway."

This bit makes no sense - should it just be 2008 World Cup? (talk) 21:26, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Also:

"Brundle, along with former team owner Eddie Jordan and former F1 driver David Coulthard will form the 'pundit' team for commentary on the BBC broadcasts of Formula One races from 2009 onwards."

This needs updating and fixing as Brundle isn't a 'pundit', he's a commentator. (talk) 21:31, 31 May 2010 (UTC)