James' recent achievement of a third X Games gold medal has put him into the company of legendary American snowboarder Shaun White, who also managed to claim three Olympic gold medals in his illustrious career.
Now, the Australian has been talking about the media coverage that the likes of Ricciardo and Stroll get compared to him and his sporting colleagues.
"I have empathy for those F1 drivers; they're in the spotlight far, far more than I am, so they're juggling other elements, too, which I can imagine is pretty challenging and tough," James told Wide World of Sports.
"I was thinking about it myself where they're on the grid, they've got thousands of people walking around looking at them and as they're preparing to start a race they're getting interviewed.
"If I was in their shoes that would be pretty tough, managing that and putting your head on and getting in there and doing what you have to do."
Despite this, James also revealed that he'd love to be interviewed by Brundle, stating that the Brit is a "legend".
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