F1 fans are wondering where Martin Brundle is today, as the Sky Sports commentator is missing in action this Saturday, 5 June 2021.
Former race car driver Martin Brundle, 62, has been a commentator for Sky Sports since 2012. He has been commentating on F1 since 1997, a year after he retired from the sport.
But with Brundle missing this early June, fans are curious as to his whereabouts. So, where is Martin Brundle today? Let’s take a look.
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Where is Martin Brundle today?
Martin Brundle is not in Baku, Azerbaijan as many F1 fans anticipated. Brundle remains in England, presumably at his home in Gayton, Norfolk.
On 4 June 2021, Martin Brundle tweeted about his absence. He wrote: “I’m not in Baku this weekend for the Azerbaijan F1GP but my BAFTA nominated #SkyF1 colleagues are of course. Usually a wild race and today’s practice sessions suggest there’ll be some extra surprises too.”
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Why is Martin Brundle not in Azerbaijan for the F1 Grand Prix?
Martin Brundle has not given the specific reason he is not in Azerbaijan for the F1GP, although some fans have an idea why he is absent.
Brundle’s 62nd birthday was just days ago, on Tuesday, 1 June 2021. A fan suggested that he has taken time off this week for birthday celebrations. They tweeted: “Its just been bis birthday allow the man a weekend off (sic)“
Martin Brundle himself shared an Instagram snap to celebrate his recent birthday. Brundle posted an Instagram picture captioned, “Thank you for the many birthday wishes today. Makes me feel very happy, and lucky. Pedal to the metal”
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It does not seem, as some fans have suggested, that Martin Brundle is avoiding Azerbaijan.
Brundle has previously been absent at the Azerbaijan F1, although this is in no way purposeful.