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1 June 1959 (63)
Syd van der Vyver (1 June 1920)

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1984 Brazilian Grand Prix
1996 Japanese Grand Prix

about Martin Brundle

Martin John Brundle (born 1 June 1959) is a British racing driver, best known as a Formula One driver and as a commentator for ITV Sport from 1997 to 2008, the BBC from 2009 to 2011, and Sky Sports from 2012.

Brundle contested the 1983 British Formula Three Championship, finishing a close second to Ayrton Senna, and the two progressed to Formula One the next year. Brundle failed to win a race at the top level of single seater racing, but he has been successful in other disciplines. He was the 1988 World Sportscar Champion, with a record points score, and won the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans race for Jaguar Cars in a Jaguar XJR-12.


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seasons

1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

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pole positions

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teams & teammates

season teammate
1984 Stefan Bellof
Stefan Johansson
Mike Thackwell
Tyrrell compare 1984
1985 Stefan Johansson
Stefan Bellof
Ivan Capelli
Philippe Streiff
Tyrrell compare 1985
1986 Philippe Streiff
Tyrrell compare 1986
1987 Christian Danner
Zakspeed compare 1987
1988 Nigel Mansell
Riccardo Patrese
Jean-Louis Schlesser
Williams compare 1988
1989 Stefano Modena
Brabham compare 1989
1991 Mark Blundell
Brabham compare 1991
1992 Michael Schumacher
Benetton compare 1992
1993 Mark Blundell
Ligier compare 1993
1994 Mika Häkkinen
Philippe Alliot
McLaren compare 1994
1995 Olivier Panis
Aguri Suzuki
Ligier compare 1995
1996 Rubens Barrichello
Jordan compare 1996

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While Alonso at 40 is now the oldest driver on the grid, Brundle thinks that the Spaniard is still in good enough shape to take on and beat much younger rivals.
And he thinks F1 is a very different environment in offering opportunity for the older generation, like Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, than it was when he was racing in the 1980's and 1990's.
"Fernando, if he was in the Mercedes, I ...

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In the wake of the controversial finish to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Hamilton disappeared from the public spotlight and went silent on social media for several months.
Amid talk from his Mercedes team that Hamilton was ‘disillusioned’ with F1 and was pondering his future, there was widespread speculation that Hamilton could even elect to not come back.
But while the doubts about ...

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Audio of a chat between Masi and Red Bull sporting director Jonathan Wheatley was widely circulated on social media on Wednesday, prompting fresh anger from many fans.
In the conversation that is taking place during the late-race safety car, Wheatley says: "Those lapped cars; you don't need to let them go right the way around and catch up with the back of the pack. You only need to let them go ...

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Masi was roundly criticised for his handling of the late safety car restart in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which resulted in Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton losing the race lead and the world championship to Red Bull rival Max Verstappen on the final lap.
Masi permitted the lapped cars between Hamilton and Verstappen to pass the safety car, but kept those behind Verstappen in ...

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F1 remains under the spotlight for the way in which race director Michael Masi opted to overrule the sporting regulations to allow a safety car restart for the final lap at the Yas Marina circuit.
That decision gave Verstappen all the opportunity he needed to overtake Hamilton, who was on worn tyres, to take the win that secured the title.
Masi's decision to select a certain number of ...

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Russell will leave the Williams team at the end of the current season, having spent his first three years in the sport with the Grove-based outfit.
The Briton will replace Valtteri Bottas alongside seven-time champion Hamilton, who has been with Mercedes since the 2013 season, winning six titles with the team.
Russell raced for Mercedes in the 2020 Sakhir GP when he replaced Hamilton after ...

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The Mercedes driver took victory in the Russian GP at the end of September before he went without a win in the next three events, seeing championship rival Max Verstappen increase his lead in the standings to 19 points.
But, after fitting a new engine in the Brazilian GP, Hamilton took a superb win despite starting from 10th on the grid after a penalty.
The seven-time champion then went on ...

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Red Bull driver Verstappen goes into this weekend's Saudi Arabian GP - the penultimate round of the season - with an eight-point gap over Hamilton after having scored nine victories to the Briton's seven.
That advantage means Verstappen will have his first match point of the year at the Jeddah circuit, and will be crowned champion if he leaves Saudi Arabia with a 26-point gap to ...

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Ex-F1 driver and seasoned pundit Brundle was able to revive his famed pre-race grid walks for the United States Grand Prix following a tweak to the FIA’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Megan Thee Stallion was attending the race as a guest of Red Bull, and was approached by Brundle for an interview on the grid. She initially responded to his questions and was polite, only for her security guards to ...

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On a weekend when Brundle’s hugely popular grid walk returned, with Covid restrictions limiting access before the start being lifted for the first time, the former grand prix driver did his best to grab some of the celebrities invited by F1's organisers.
But an attempt to speak to rapper MTS was rebuffed, as her entourage tried to push Brundle out of the way.
“I think she’s happy… ...

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The pace shown by F1’s top two teams at the season opening Bahrain Grand Prix left Mercedes in no doubt that its form had been hit by new rules introduced this year.
In particular, it believes that changes to the floor aimed at cutting downforce have hurt low rake cars like its own and Aston Martin much more than high rake models like Red Bull.
Aston Martin even went as far as suggesting ...

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The Sky Sports F1 pundit had feared for the championship's future in recent years, as spiralling costs threatened the existence of several smaller teams and the viability for manufacturers to commit and compete.
However, he reckons the introduction of a cost cap, the signing off of new cars for 2022, and radical regulations designed to level the playing field have not only safeguarded its ...

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Of the bunch, Senna qualified highest – the future three-time world champion taking 17th on the grid, albeit over 5s off the pole time, but ahead of Toleman-Hart teammate Johnny Cecotto. 
Brundle, whom Senna had beaten to the 1983 British Formula 3 title, would line up two places behind in 19th in his normally aspirated ...

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Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, there was huge intrigue surrounding Vettel's future when Brundle announced that the four-time world champion had requested to do an interview.
Amid the backdrop of speculation linking Vettel to Aston Martin, the Vettel chat prompted suggestions that he wanted to speak out on certain topics.
In the end, Vettel's interview did not offer any huge revelation ...

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With Vettel and Ferrrai having announced during the lockdown period that they were parting company at the end of 2020 after failing to agree a new deal, there had been some suggestions that it could leave the German on the backfoot and demotivated for the battle ahead.
However, Sky F1’s Brundle thinks the opposite will be true: and that Vettel will go all out for himself in a way that could ...

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But he is also someone who has enjoyed a very successful racing career. He may not have won a grand prix, but there were titles and wins in other categories.
On this day back in 1996, Brundle started his 150th F1 race, finishing sixth for Jordan in the Canadian GP, so it gives us the perfect opportunity to look at what he did after his grand prix career was over.
And while titles and race ...

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Brundle should have been the man joining Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost for the champagne celebrations. Instead the Englishman had to content with a single point for sixth – a result achieved despite the highly unusual sight of him standing next to his car in the pitlane for couple of minutes in the middle of the race…
Brabham featured on the Formula 1 grid over a 30-year stretch from 1962 to ...

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