We are delighted to have the support of former F1, Indycar and LeMans racer Mark Blundell. Mark enjoyed F1 podiums during a career that took in 61 Grand Prix before switching to IndyCar and joining an elite band of Brits to taste succes at oval racing. He was also to experience victory at perhaps the most iconic of races, the Le Mans 24 hours.
Mark's journey to competing in the highest echelons of motorsport started out on two wheels rather than the traditional four. "90% of the guys involved in circuit racing have made the progression from racing karts, that wasn't the background I came from. I got into the top 36 ACU national rider in schoolboy motocross and had the chance to pursue a professional career, but felt at that stage it was time to look at doing something different as I was fed up with getting covered in mud! Damon Hill and John Surtees started out on two wheels, all be it road racing, so it is not out of the question that you can start the journey to F1 from different backgrounds and disciplines."
Success in World Sportscars and F3000 took Mark onto the F1 grid. "One stand out memory though was securing my first World Championship point in the Brabham Yamaha at Spa-Francorchamps. I got to race 61 Grand Prix and secured three podiums where I stood alongside World Champions including Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. I've some great memories of my time in F1 and plenty of tales I'll be able to tell the grand kids."
A move to the States to compete in Indycars saw Mark's name appear alongside Nigel Mansell, Graham Hill and Jim Clark as a British winner at oval racing, before also experiencing the top step of the podium at Le Mans