|Date of Birth:
|July 1, 1959 (64 years old)
|Race Car Driver, Commentator
What is Martin Brundle’s Net Worth?
Martin Brundle is a former racing driver from England who has a net worth of $100 million. After his participation in Formula One, Martin Brundle garnered public attention. He won the World Sportscar Championship in 1988 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1990, both with record-setting point totals. In addition to his involvement in racing, Brundle has provided commentary for the BBC, Sky Sports, and ITV Sports.
Martin Brundle was born on 1 June 1959 in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England. At the age of 12, he began racing on grass tracks. Brundle then deviated from Hot Rod racing to single-seater racing in 1979. In 1980, he won the BMW Championship while racing Tom Walkinshaw’s BMW touring cars.
Brundle advanced to ”Formula Three” within a space of two years, where he won twice and captured five pole positions in his first campaign. He and Ayrton Senna raced for the Formula Three championship in 1983, which he ultimately lost in the closing stages of the final race.
Further Formula One Career
In 1992, Brundle changed teams and went on to have a successful season with Benetton. He joined Ligier the next year after being fired by Benetton. It’s noteworthy that he finished third at Imola despite not having an active suspension on his vehicle. In addition, he placed seventh in the World Drivers’ Championship, making him the driver without an active suspension system to have had phenomenal success. For the failing McLaren team in 1994, Brundle was the driver. In the opening race of the year, he was involved in a crash with Jos Verstappen.
He had a successful season driving for Jordan the following year with Rubens Barrichello; he placed fifth in the 1996 Japanese Grand Prix. With nine podium finishes and 98 championship points overall.
Brundle mainly ended his career in racing after temporarily returning to Le Mans. After joining ITV in 1997 to commentate on its Formula One coverage, he later rose to prominence as a pundit for the network.
In 2008, Brundle made a comeback to compete in the Formula Palmer Audi Championship, where his son Alex was a regular series participant. Brundle finished in the top eight of all three of the races he entered. To compete in the Daytona 24 Hours for United Autosports in a Riley powered by a Ford, he came out of retirement once more in 2011. In the next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Brundle, and his son made a comeback to competitive racing.
In addition to participating in racing and providing commentary, Brundle has managed drivers. Added to co-owning 2MB Sports Management with Mark Blundell, he has managed David Coulthard.
Brundle’s debut book, “Working the Wheel,” was released in 2004. Subsequently, he published “The Martin Brundle Scrapbook,” an autobiography that used newspaper clippings, pictures, and various artifacts to tell his story.
Brundle is married to Liz and they both have two children. Following in his father’s footsteps, Alex participated in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 2012 GP3 Series.
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