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May 15, 2024

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola leads the big names from sport at the British Grand Prix

Man City boss Pep Guardiola leads the big names from sport at the British Grand Prix with banned Brentford star Ivan Toney and Man United defender Raphael Varane among those enjoying days out at Silverstone

Pep Guardiola led a number of high-profile football stars enjoying the off season at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

The manager, who led Man City to the treble last season, cut a relaxed figure at SIlverstone and was even interviewed as part of Martin Brundle’s famous grid walk.

The former driver complemented Guardiola on his extraordinary season, and the Spaniard revealed chatting to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff before the race.

Brundle then suggested bringing a grid walk stye-paddock to the Etihad, to which Guardiola replied: ‘That would be crazy, it’s crazy for the drivers before driving at these speeds, to be here with so many people,  but it’s part of the show.’

Premier League defenders Raphael Varane and Thiago Silva were also spotted at the race, as was Troy Deeney.

Pep Guardiola was spotted enjoying the off season at the British Grand Prix on Sunday

Pep Guardiola was spotted enjoying the off season at the British Grand Prix on Sunday

He spoke to Martin Brundle during the grid walk

They discussed bringing the grid walk to the Premier Leaague

The Man City manager was interviewed in Martin Brundle’s famous grid walk 

Guardiola spent a lot of race day with Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff (centre)

Guardiola spent a lot of race day with Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff (centre)

Chelsea star Reece James was in attendance and spoke with Lewis Hamilton before the race

Chelsea star Reece James was in attendance and spoke with Lewis Hamilton before the race

Romeo Beckham poses for a photo with Lionesses' star Beth Mead on the grid

Romeo Beckham poses for a photo with Lionesses’ star Beth Mead on the grid

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The former Watford man is currently a free agent after leaving his boyhood club Birmingham City at the end of last season.

An entourage of Brentford players were in attendance as Ivan Toney, who is currently banned from football after admitting a number of gambling offences, was joined by Vitaly Janelt and Ethan Pinnock.

The 27-year old conducted one of his first interviews since the eight month ban was handed down earlier in the year.  

Speaking to Sky Sports about his relationship with Bees boss Thomas Frank, Toney said: ‘He brings us strength and love. When a player plays for somebody, they want to be loved. 

‘Thomas Frank does that with all the players – whether you’re starting, on the bench, just in the squad – he makes all his players feel special. 

‘That’s the quality he has. He’s one of the best managers I’ve played under. He knows I’ll give my heart for him and put my body on the line for him. 

‘I’m a grown man, I take it on the chin (the ban) and move forward. I know I’ll come back better than before.’

 Max Verstappen went on to win the Grand Prix despite being given a tougher race than many expected by second-place local Lando Norris, while Lewis Hamilton came in third.

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Ivan Toney was also spotted and gave a rare interview after being handed an eight month ban from football for breaching gambling rules

Ivan Toney was also spotted and gave a rare interview after being handed an eight month ban from football for breaching gambling rules

Thiago Silva was also in attendance

As was Raphael Varane

Premier League defenders Thiago Silva (left) and Raphael Varane (right) were also in attendance

Former Watford striker Troy Deeney was another football star seen at the track

Former Watford striker Troy Deeney was another football star seen at the track

(Pictured left to right) Fran Kirby, Nicola Adams, Geri and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and Beth Mead

(Pictured left to right) Fran Kirby, Nicola Adams, Geri and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and Beth Mead