NOVEMBER 5, 2004
Brundell Brothers to an Aston Martin?
Former Grand Prix stars and Le Mans 24 Hour winners Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell say they want to get back to racing in 2006 with a team run by Dave Price. The two racers have been team mates before back in the early 1990s with both Brabham (1991) and Ligier (1993) and in recent years have worked together as commentators with ITV and as fellow board members of the British Racing Drivers' Club but it seems that despite being 45 and 38 respectively they still want to race.
"I have never hung up my boots, but have simply been too busy these past three years to get my adrenaline fix at the wheel," said Brundle. "We both still have plenty to offer on the track, and with the right car and sponsors, together with David Price, we can build a great team and television programme around this project."
Blundell says that the preferred option is to land a deal to run a works Aston Martin.
Brundle competed in 158 Grands Prix and was also the 1988 World Sportscar Champion with Jaguar. He won the Daytona 24 Hours that year and won Le Mans in 1990.
Blundell competed in F1 for five years before moving to CART where he won three races. He won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1992 with Peugeot and was second in a Bentley in 2003.
Price made his name as a Formula 3 team owner (running Brundle as long ago as 1982) and then turned his attention to running sports car teams with great success with Mercedes, Nissan, McLaren and Panoz.
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