It’s a testament to the longevity of Martin Brundle’s career that some may now know him better as an F1 commentator. But before that the multiple grand prix podium finisher – and key man to Jaguar’s 1990 Le Mans 24 Hours victory – enjoyed a formidable racing career. He’s now also looking after the career of his son Alex, who after climbing as far as Formula 2 has switched focus to sports car racing in the LMP2 division of the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series. It’s gone well so far, too, with two Le Mans podium finishes on his resumé.
Interviews by James Mills
Martin: “My parents had a modest small holding and one year the strawberries were put together into a sort of collective, shipped down to London and the money never showed up. Mum had always joked that Dad was more likely to be found fixing someone else’s tractor than working on the farm, and after the crop scandal that’s how he got started in the motor trade, fixing other peoples’ motorbikes. One of my earliest memories is sitting on the tank of his Ariel Square Four, when I was four or five.
By the time I was eight, there was an Austin A35 that was a write-off, sat at the back of Dad’s used car lot. I’d badger one of the mechanics to take my brother and I, who was probably five at the time, to a field where we’d charge round. It was harmless fun.
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