Martin Brundle had a heart attack before doing Monaco GP podium interviews

BY Samuel Reiman • January 14, 2017

Sky Sports F1 commentator Martin Brundle has revealed that he suffered a minor heart attack following the Monaco GP in May.

The former Formula One racing driver, aged 56 at the time, had left the commentary booth and was running down to do the podium interviews when the heart attack occurred.

“I had a small heart attack running to do the podium in Monaco,” Brundle explained at Autosport International show. “I ended up with a 23 mm stent in my left anterior descending.”

Brundle still went ahead with the podium interviews then took to Twitter shortly after the episode occurred, explaining why he wouldn’t be at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Just a couple of weeks later, Brundle took pole and finished second in an LMP3 support race for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“I didn’t think I could do the race,” Brundle admitted, “and the cadio guy said to me, ‘yeah, you can do the race. Just don’t forget your blood thinners.”