Brundle, Martin (GB)
b 16/6/1959 (King's Lynn)
Place of birth: King's Lynn
Height: 1,73 m (5ft 8ins)
Weight: 70 kg
Marital status: married to Liz
Children: 1 daughter (Charlotte), 1 son (Alexander)
Learned profession: Business studies
Sports: Football, tennis, golf, squash
Favourite music: Pop
Favourite singers: Power female vocalists e.g. Diana Ross, Whitney
Houston, Barbara Dixon
Start racing career: Grass-track-racing in England until age of 17
First racing car: Ford Anglia
First success: 2 F3-wins in 1982
Nicknamed "Billy Bob" while driving in IROC.
1977 - Touring cars (Toyota), 3rd in class. 1 win
1978 - Touring cars (Toyota), 7th
1979 - British FF2000
1980 - British FF2000, 5th. 1st in Norfolk part of BMW County championship.
Won 1601-2300cc class of Willhire 24hrs at Snetterton
1981 - British Touring Cars (Audi), F3-Debut Thruxton
1982 - British F3, 4th. 2 wins (Oulton Park, Thruxton). Won Grovewood Award
1983 - British F3 against Senna, won 6 races, finished second. European F3,
7th. 2 wins (Silverstone, Donington). Won Austrian GP F3 race
1984 - 9 F1 races (Tyrrell) before accident. Finished 5th first race
(Brazil) and 2nd in Detroit. Points disallowed as Tyrell
disqualified for technical infringement.
1985 - 16 races (Tyrrell). DNQ=1. Sportscars (Jaguar), 3rd at Mosport
1986 - 16 races (Tyrrell), 8 points (5th Brazil, UK, 6th Hungary,
4th Australia), 11th in championship.
1987 - 16 races (Zakspeed), 2 points (5th Imola). ret=10, DSQ=1, 18th in WC.
Sportscars (Jaguar), 24th. 1 win (Spa)
1988 - 1 race (Williams). 7th in Belgium. Drove sportscars for
Jaguar, winning championship. Wins at Jarama, Monza,
Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Fuji. Also drove Jaguars in IMSA
series in USA, winning Daytona 24Hrs & at Del Mar, finishing 5th in
1989 - 16 races (Motor Racing Developments/Brabham), 4 points (6th
Monaco, Italy, 5th Japan), 16th in WC
1990 - Drove sportscars for Jaguar, winning Le Mans 24Hrs. In championship,
finished 8th, winning at Silverstone. Finished 3rd in IROC series.
Won a race, and was leading series until Rusty Wallace put him into
a wall. 2nd in Daytona 24hrs (Jaguar) in IMSA GTs.
1991 - 16 races (Motor Racing Developments/Brabham), 2 points (5th
Japan). DNQ=1. (15th in WC). Sportscars (Jaguar), won at Monza, 3rd at
1992 - 16 races (Benetton), 38 points (2nd Italy), 6th
1993 - 16 races (Ligier), 13 points (3rd Imola), 7th
1994 - 16 races (McLaren), 16 points (2nd Monaco), 7th
1995 - 11 races (Ligier), 7 points, 13th. (3rd Belgium, 4th Canada). Had to
share car with Aguri Suzuki.
1996 - F1 (Jordan Peugeot 196)
Date Q R Venue Reason/Time
10/3 19 - Australia spin
7/4 15 - Argentina accident
31/3 6 12 Brazil -7 laps, spin
28/4 11 6 Europe 1:34:22.040
5/5 12 - San Marino spin
19/5 16 - Monaco spin
2/6 15 - Spain transmission
16/6 9 6 Canada -1 lap
30/6 8 8 France -1 lap
14/7 8 6 Britain -1 lap
28/7 10 10 Germany -1 lap
11/8 12 - Hungary accident
25/8 8 - Belgium engine
8/9 9 4 Italy 1:19:08.849
22/9 10 9 Portugal -1 lap
13/10 10 5 Japan 1:33:40.911
Championship Position: 11th, 8 points
Network Q RAC Rally (Mike Little Ford Escort Cosworth) - flash turbo
fire after heavy crash and out.
1997 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (NISMO-TWR Nissan R390-GT1), retired accident (with
J.Mueller & W.Taylor). F1 commentator for British ITV.
1998 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (Toyota GT-One): retired/accident, with E.Collard &
E.Helary. ITV Formula 1 Commentator.
1999 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (Toyota GT-One): ret/90 laps/puncture & accident damage,
with E.Collard & V.Sospiri. Crashed out of the Rally Great Britain
(Toyota Corolla WRC). British ITV F1 Commentator.
2001 - Le Mans 24 Hrs (Team Bentley Bentley EXP Speed 8): ret/56 laps/clutch,
with G.Smith & S.Ortelli
2005 – Andros Ice Trophy (Renault Megane): finished 32nd and 31st at Isola 2000.
2010 – Lamborghini Trofeo: 4th in two races at Hockenheim in VIP car with
A.Brundle. German VW Scirocco Cup: 3rd in one-off race at Hockenheim.
2011 – Daytona 24 Hrs (United Autosports with Michael Shank Racing Riley-Ford Mk
XI/XX): 4th, 24:01:01.709, with Z.Brown, M.Patterson, M.Blundell. Radical
Nevada Cup (Radical SR8): won 2 races at Ascari Race Resort with A.Brundle.
2012 – FIA WEC (Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan Z11SN): with A.Brundle, L.Ordonez.
Jun16-17 Le Mans 24 Hrs 15th, 340 laps
Aug 26 Silverstone 6 Hrs 12th, -12 laps
RAC TT Celebration, Goodwood (Jaguar E-Type): 1st, with A.Newey.
2016 – Road to Le Mans race (United Autosports Ligier JSP3): 2nd, 55m47.093, with C.England.