Despite the consequences of Qatar's relentless heat being felt by the drivers, with Logan Sargeant even retiring mid-race, Brundle has insisted that this is part and parcel of being an F1 star.
Brundle: Qatar conditions make F1 drivers heroes
The Sky Sports pundit made it clear that he believes, as athletes, the drivers should be put through the 'kind of challenge' that they faced at the Losail International Circuit.
"It’s races like Qatar and very rainy days which make F1 drivers look the heroes and athletes they are," he wrote on social media.
"Absolutely don’t buy into the weak view we shouldn’t put them through this kind of challenge. Check out Senna in Brazil, Stewart at rainy Nurburgring, Lauda post crash, etc."
It’s races like Qatar and very rainy days which make F1 drivers look the heroes and athletes they are. Absolutely don’t buy into the weak view we shouldn’t put them through this kind of challenge. Check out Senna in Brazil, Stewart at rainy Nurburgring, Lauda post crash, etc etc
Despite this view, even those who had success in the race where clearly struggling with the conditions, with both Verstappen and Oscar Piastri having to lie down on the floor of the cooldown room such was their exhaustion.
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