AUGUST 4, 1997
Brundle tries a Benetton
The 38-year-old still harbors dreams of returning to the F1 cockpit to continue his 158-race career which dates back to 1984. In that period he drove for Tyrrell, Williams, Brabham, Benetton, Ligier, McLaren and Jordan but never managed to win a race. He has spent this year working as a television commentator with Britain's ITV network. A close friend of Tom Walkinshaw, he tried an Arrows-Yamaha A18 back in March at Silverstone but was disappointed to be passed over after Olivier Panis's accident left a vacancy with Prost. He was offered a Sauber drive at the British Grand Prix, standing in for the injured GianniÊMorbidelli, but turned down the opportunity as there was no time for him to test before the event.