… blaming his ‘clumsy’ comment on ‘jet lag‘
Spanish F1 pundit Antonio Lobato has issued an apology for making a joke about Michael Schumacher’s physical condition on live television, with the commentator blaming his ‘clumsy’ remark on jet lag.
Lobato faced a backlash from F1 fans following a comment made during Spanish television coverage of the Japanese Grand Prix.
One pundit had said on the coverage ‘Let [Red Bull engineer] Adrian Newey be shaking because Antonio Lobato is coming’.
Lobato himself responded: ‘Let Michael be shaking! Well… not Michael, he cannot shake.’
The 58-year-old journalist has faced calls to resign after his comment about Schumacher’s condition.