F1 bans bodyguards from the grid after Martin Brundle, Megan Thee Stallion Stallion interview

After an altercation with Martin Brundle, a former racer and commentator at Formula One's U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, bodyguards were banned from Formula One.
Briton, 62, is a former team mate to Germany's seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. He was in Austin doing his pre-race "grid walk" for Sky TV when he attempted to speak with Megan Thee Stallion.

Brundle approached Brundle with a microphone in order to inquire if she had any raps for F1. After being told that she had "no rapper today", Brundle then asked Brundle who she was supporting. Brundle was then told by a bodyguard that he couldn't do that.

Brundle replied, "I can do it, because I did." Brundle has interview many sporting and Hollywood A-listers over the years to the delights of many via social media.

Martin Brundle has been conducting grid interviews since mid-1990s. Peter Fox/Getty Images

According to Reuters, a Formula One source said that bodyguards will no longer be permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions and space limitations. However, celebrities won't be required to interview.

Brundle informed his viewers that new rules were being introduced on Sunday and called it a "Brundle Clause".

On Tuesday, he took to Twitter to provide further clarification.

"For the avoidance or doubt, I don't care about who visits F1 grid. The more the merrier. He said, "Talk to me, ignore, shove, wave or hug me, whatever makes me happy."

"All I ask for is that you enjoy the experience and soak up the atmosphere. I have not requested any grid protocol changes."