posted 4 years ago

Martin Brundle Returns To Le Mans with Son

Ex-Formula One driver, Martin Brundle, and his son Alex Brundle will be team mates at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race next year.

Ex-Formula One driver, Martin Brundle, and his son Alex Brundle will be team mates at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race next year (June 16 - 17). The legendary F1 commentator, and the Formula Two ace, will pilot the race-winning Nissan-powered Greaves Motorsport LMP2 prototype. The package sees Brundle senior reunited with Nissan, after the Englishman spearheaded its official works effort in 1997 with the R390 GT1. Martin also won Le Mans for Jaguar in 1990 – midway through his Formula One career (1984 - 1996).

Martin Brundle, 52, said: "I'm very much looking forward to returning to the Le Mans 24 Hour race with Nissan and the Greaves Motorsport LMP2 team. This is an unexpected pleasure, heightened by the fact I will be team-mates with my son. I'm eagerly anticipating a very special feeling when handing the car over to Alex during one of the world's greatest motor races. Class victory in front of the fanatical Le Mans spectators is the goal."

Alex Brundle, 21, added: "I loved driving the Le Mans circuit at this year's official test day and a chance to compete in the full Le Mans Series - as well as the Le Mans 24 Hours - along with my single-seater activities in 2012 is brilliant for my career. At Le Mans, my father has been on pole position, led many times, and been part of the winning team. This can fast-track my learning process. My thanks go to Nissan and Greaves Motorsport for creating this important opportunity, which I will seize and maximise."