There’s nothing quite like being mistaken for someone else – a legend in this case. But that’s exactly what happened at the fifth round of the 2022 Formula One season.
It was held in South Florida for the first time. From Michelle Obama to DJ Khaled, Michael Jordan to David Beckham, stars from practically every walk of life were in attendance.
Martin Brundle did his pre-race grid walks on the ground. And that was when the misidentification comedy began.
Brindle had attempted to contact Kansas City Chiefs NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but had received no response.
When he realized his error, he said the same thing, explaining why the person had disregarded him. Paolo Banchero, a basketball player, was the guy in question.
Brundle apologized and said he assumed he was speaking to someone else towards the end of the conversation.
It’s interesting that Paolo didn’t seem to mind at all. In fact, he ended up tweeting about the experience and having a nice chuckle with the actual Patrick Mahomes. The exchange can be found below.
Brundle is a former teammate of several greats, including Michael Schumacher, despite his slide.
That’s not Patrick Mahomes. That’s Paolo Banchero. Awkward… pic.twitter.com/ZkMhfPZG4Q
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 8, 2022
Bro ain’t no way 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/5qcqjEoc5q
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) May 8, 2022