Martin Brundle is known throughout much of the English-speaking world as the voice of Formula 1. As his ‘apprenticeship’ for this role, he was a successful Grand Prix driver for teams such as McLaren, Benetton, Brabham and Tyrrell. In 1988, he was the World Sportscar Champion, a category in which he reigned supreme.
Prior to all this, he first shot to fame when he had an epic tussle for the British Formula 3 Championship against Ayrton Senna no less. In identical cars, Brundle beat Senna eight times, led the series and finally finished a close second after more than 20 thrilling races.
This fascinating book follows Martin’s remarkable career which started with banger racing as a child, beating the grown-ups, through touring cars in which he won against some of the biggest names in the sport, battling with Senna, being F1 team mates with such legends as Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen and becoming a top TV broadcaster, winning umpteen awards for his great ability in this medium, making F1 compelling watching for tens of millions.
This 256-page book is packed with Brundle’s own memorabilia, contributions from over 50 personalities from the motor racing world and Brundle’s own angle with candid comments that are informative, surprising, revealing, pithy and humorous, including a selection of his great one-liners from TV with ITV, the BBC and now the Sky F1 Channel which he fronts.
The Martin Brundle Scrapbook: charting the life of one of motor racing’s greatest personalities through his amazing career in motorsport, as a top driver and pre-eminent TV broadcaster.
256 pages, crammed with hundreds of rare and unseen images and documents
Racing wheel-to-wheel with Senna, initially browbeaten but then gaining the upper hand
Over 50 players from the world of motor racing extensively quoted on every aspect of Brundle’s career
Stunning photographs from top F1 agency, Sutton Motorsport Images
How it all started with banger racing and Hot Rods from the age of 13
The highs and the lows, the despair and the elation
Dealing with Schumacher as a team mate, as a rising star and beating him
The fresh challenge of television with ITV, BBC and Sky
Winning Le Mans and finishing first and second in the same race at Monza
Learning from, and building a unique relationship with, the legendary Murray Walker
Spiced with great Brundle one-liners
Brundle at his best – incisive, entertaining, informative, punchy and amusing
Dip in, dip out, or read it from cover to cover