Paul di Resta will replace Martin Brundle as Sky’s co-commentator for the Canadian Grand Prix, it has been confirmed.
Brundle was already set to miss the European Grand Prix in Baku as previously reported due to the clash with the 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, his absense will now be extended to cover Montreal as well. Writing on Twitter, Brundle said that he had a “medical procedure last week, [which] went extremely well.” As a result, Brundle will not be in Montreal. Sky’s lead commentator David Croft has confirmed that di Resta will be replacing Brundle in Canada. I assume di Resta will also cover for Brundle in Baku as well.
Although the circumstances are unforseen, this is the first time that Brundle has missed two consecutive races since he started his commentary duties in 1997 with ITV. Brundle last missed Canada between 1997 and 1999 with Mark Blundell and Derek Warwick replacing him in those years.