Sky Formula One presenter Simon Lazenby is under fire for a comment made during the Monaco Grand Prix the afternoon of May 27th. “Some twisty and dangerous roads above us here in Monaco, Princess Grace knows all about them.”
Twenty-nine years ago, Princess Grace Kelly was a featured starlette among Hollywood’s elite . Admired for her style and grace, she won the Best Actress Oscar in 1955 but happily retired to be the wife of Monaco’s Prince Rainier and had three children: Caroline, Stéphanie and Albert, the current crown prince. In September of 1982, she suffered a stroke while driving and drove her car off the mountain just outside the principality.
Lazenby immediately retracted the statement on air, but this is one media faux-pas that isn’t going to be brushed over. Viewers on Twitter immediately vented their hate and disgust, calling for the immediate sacking of one of F1’s top broadcasters.