This prompted former driver Brundle to express his disbelief at the Red Bull driver's comments, saying that being a Formula 1 driver is something that many people envy.
“If he doesn’t like it, I’m not sure he needs to say anything at all,” said Brundle on Sky Sports F1.
“I was a bit disappointed with that, because standing on a rostrum coming out and waving at a lot of adulation from the fans, it’s not the worst job in the world is it? It’s not that difficult. You’re not on ship work or down the mines or something, so I don’t understand why he feels so negative about it.
“Before I heard those comments I was like, I was so envious of these drivers. They get such a platform and such credit where it’s due and what a wonderful experience it must be to be a grand prix driver now, with these sort of facilities and then I read that, so I was a bit surprised.”
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