Martin Brundle

Martin Brundle ( born June 1, 1959 in King's Lynn, Norfolk ) is a former British racing driver and Formula 1 driver. He is the father of racing driver Alex Brundle.


Brundle started his career as a 18 -year-old in Formula Ford, he rose rapidly in the formula 3, 1983 Ayrton Senna drove for the title in the British Formula 3 and soon moved into Formula 1, where he by Ken Tyrrell team-mate Stefan Bellof was. In Formula 1, he drove from 1984 to 1996 a total of 158 race for Tyrrell, Zakspeed, Williams, Brabham, Benetton, Ligier, McLaren and Jordan. A complicated fracture he had suffered a serious accident in Dallas in 1984, it always disabled during braking. The greatest success of his racing career was winning the 24 - hour race at Le Mans in 1990 and 1988, the World Sportscar Championship title with Jaguar when he temporarily paused by the formula 1.

After the end of his Formula 1 career Brundle was first commentator on the British TV channel ITV Later he became chairman of the British Racing Drivers ' Club and the Formula 1 driver David Coulthard Manager. He also started in 1997 for Nissan back in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 1998 and 1999 he repeated this for Toyota with the GT1. He was also in 2001 in the comeback of the Bentleys at Le Mans at the start. At another launch, which was planned with his friend Mark Blundell in an Aston Martin, but it never came. However, the two then drove along the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2011, where they finished 4th place in the same lap as the winner.

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Le Mans results

1 After electrical problems its original vehicle Brundle joined in the later winning car and replaced Eliseo Salazar.