Former F1 driver and BBC F1’s lead commentator Martin Brundle took in a unique experience as he arrived in Australia in the lead-up to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix veteran was a guest of Sydney’s premier tourist attraction, BridgeClimb, climbing to the summit of the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge, some 130 metres above sea level.

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Martin Brundle takes in the view from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge today.

“Really enjoyed the Climb,” he said afterwards. “Great views!”

And I should know! I used to work for BridgeClimb about seven years ago and had the privilege of climbing the incredible bridge over ten times – I even met Murray Walker when he climbed the bridge!

With Melbourne’s Grand Prix set to occur in less than two weeks time, Brundle has jetted into the Antipodes early to acclimatise ahead of the season-opening race, and the 51-year-old also took in other sites around Sydney during his quick visit.

“Loved Sydney, Bondi def better than Daytona Beach,” he wrote on his Twitter feed.

Brundle has since flown to New Zealand where he will spend some time before he heads to Melbourne.

[Original image via BridgeClimb Sydney]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.