Sky Sports F1’s lead analyst Martin Brundle has been taken ill and will not be part of the remainder of the channel’s British Grand Prix broadcast.
The news was announced by Simon Lazenby following a VT celebrating the twentieth anniversary of his grid walk, stating that Brundle has been taken to the medical centre. David Croft and Paul di Resta will now be commentating on the race.
Brundle revealed earlier this year that he suffered “a small heart attack” following the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix.
I hope Brundle is okay, sending best wishes his way. I will update this post when we hear further news.
Update on July 16th at 14:40 – From the Sky Sports F1 Twitter feed: “We’re pleased to report that Martin has left the circuit and gave the fans a thumbs-up as he walked out.” According to Lazenby, Brundle was suffering from a stomach virus and was feeling dizzy.
Update on July 26th at 17:20 – Brundle has confirmed this afternoon that he will not be part of Sky Sports F1’s Hungarian Grand Prix broadcast. Expect di Resta to take his place in the commentary box again.
Update on July 29th at 12:10 – Evidently the news this morning regarding Felipe Massa’s illness shows Brundle’s was not isolated.