Alex Brundle

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Alex Brundle
Nationality  British
Born (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 24)
King's Lynn (England)
Related to Martin Brundle (father)
Robin Brundle (uncle)
Previous series
2012
2009, 2011
2010
200708
2006–07
2006
GP3 Series
FIA Formula Two
British Formula Three
Formula Palmer Audi
FPA Autumn Trophy
T Cars

Alex Brundle (born 7 August 1990 in King's Lynn) is a British racing driver. He is the son of Formula One driver-turned-commentator Martin Brundle. He attended Oakham School in Rutland, and is managed by 2MB Sports Management, a company established by Martin and his colleague Mark Blundell.[1]

Career[edit]

Formula E[edit]

Alex Brundle signed on 12 February 2014 to drive in the new Formula E, the FIA championship for electric vehicles.[2]

T Cars[edit]

Brundle drove a kart for the first time at the age of eight.[1] He began his car racing career in 2006 by competing in the T Cars championship, a saloon car-based series for drivers aged fourteen to seventeen. He finished eighth in the championship.

Formula Palmer Audi[edit]

In the closing months of 2006, Brundle moved to open-wheel racing by taking part in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy, in which he finished 21st overall. For 2007, he stayed in the category for the season's main championship, finishing eleventh, and also returned to the Autumn Trophy afterwards, improving to eighth.

In 2008, he returned to FPA for a second season, taking a pole position and three podium finishes on his way to sixth position in the championship. His father Martin, inspired by his son's progress, also raced in the round of the championship held at Spa-Francorchamps.[3]

Formula Two[edit]

Brundle signed to drive for the relaunched FIA Formula Two Championship in 2009.[4] He drove car number 5 in the series, and joined Jolyon Palmer and Jack Clarke in graduating to it from the previous year's FPA championship. He finished nineteenth in the championship, amassing five points.

Formula Three[edit]

Brundle competed in the 2010 British Formula Three Championship, driving for the T-Sport team.[5] He finished 17th after contesting all 30 rounds, scoring 11 points with a best finish of 8th.

Return to Formula Two[edit]

Brundle returned to Formula Two for the 2011 season.[6] He struggled during his first race weekend of the season at Silverstone, but took pole position for the first race at Magny Cours, and secured a podium finish in both of the weekend's races. Brundle later got a third podium finish with a 3rd place at race one at Monza. Brundle finished the season 7th in the standings making him the most successful British driver of the 2011 Formula Two season.

Sportscars[edit]

Brundle will make his Le Mans debut in 2012, piloting a Greaves Motorsport-run Zytek-Nissan LMP2 alongside his father. He is also set to contest the Le Mans Series for the team, who enter 2012 as reigning champions.[7]

Brundle competed in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship season, finishing second for OAK Racing in LMP2 class. After finishing fifth at the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona while driving for Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, he will return to OAK for the rest of the 2014 United SportsCar Championship season North American Endurance Cup events at Sebring International Raceway, Watkins Glen International, and Road Atlanta, respectively.[8]

GP3[edit]

On 3 February 2012, Brundle was signed to race in the 8 round 2012 GP3 Series by Carlin Motorsport.[9] The season will follow the European leg of the Formula One Championship and is considered a stepping stone into the GP2 Series.

On 13 May 2012, Brundle obtained points in his debut race with a 10th place finish at the Feature Race of the Spanish Grand-Prix.[10] He then subsequently achieved 8th place in the sprint race the following day.[11]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Final Placing
2006 T Cars PalmerSport Junior 18 0 0  ? 2 86 8th
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy THB Clowes 6 0 0  ? 0 14 21st
2007 Formula Palmer Audi THB Clowes 20 0 0  ? 0 160 11th
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy THB Clowes 6 0 0 0 0 57 8th
2008 Formula Palmer Audi Nasstar 20 0 1 0 3 240 6th
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 0 0 0 0 5 19th
2010 British Formula Three T-Sport 30 0 0 0 0 11 17th
2011 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 0 1 0 3 112 7th
2012 GP3 Series Carlin 14 0 0 0 1 19 16th
2013 World Endurance Championship (LMP2 Class) OAK Racing 8 0 1 0 6 132.5 2nd

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2009 5 VAL
1

8
VAL
2

23
BRN
1

11
BRN
2

Ret
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

5
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

11
DON
1

14
DON
2

Ret
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

11
IMO
1

17
IMO
2

Ret
CAT
1

15
CAT
2

12
19th 5
2011 5 SIL
1

19
SIL
2

Ret
MAG
1

3
MAG
2

2
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

7
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

5
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

17
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

Ret
MON
1

3
MON
2

4
CAT
1

8
CAT
2

5
7th 112

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 D.C. Points
2012 Carlin ESP
FEA

10
ESP
SPR

8
MON
FEA

10
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

16
VAL
SPR

14
GBR
FEA

7
GBR
SPR

10
GER
FEA

DSQ
GER
SPR

13
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

3
BEL
FEA

19
BEL
SPR

11
ITA
FEA

DSQ
ITA
SPR

10
16th 19

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Spain Lucas Ordóñez
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 340 15th 8th
2013 France OAK Racing France Olivier Pla
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Morgan LMP2-Nissan LMP2 328 8th 2nd
2014 France OAK Racing United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough
Russia Mark Shulzhitskiy
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 354 9th 5th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Car Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2013 OAK Racing LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
2
SÃO
6
COA
6
FUJ
3
SHA
2
BHR
2
2nd 132.5

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scott, Danny (10 June 2007). "Relative Values: Martin Brundle and his son Alex". London: timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  2. ^ http://www.fiaformulae.com/news/formula-e-completes-drivers-club
  3. ^ English, Stephen (19 May 2008). "Brundle shows pace in FPA race". autosport.com. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  4. ^ Strang, Simon (24 December 2008). "Brundle latest to sign up for F2". autosport.com. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Ben (8 February 2010). "Brundle switches to British F3". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Alex Brundle rejoins F2 for 2011". 21 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  7. ^ Weeks, James (23 November 2011). "Brundles team up at Greaves for Le Mans assault". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  8. ^ http://sportscar365.com/imsa/tusc/alex-brundle-joins-oak-for-naec/
  9. ^ "Alex Brundle joins Carlin for GP3". Carlin Press Release. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Evans storms to victory in Barcelona". GP3 The Insider. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Daly secures maiden win in Barcelona". GP3 The Insider. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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