Mark BLUNDELL Biography & Stats

Last Updated on August 5, 2023
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Nationality:  United Kingdom
Born the 8 april 1966 – Barnet (Londres) – 57 years

First Grand Prix: USA 1991
Last Grand Prix: Australia 1995

Best Result: 3th
Best Grid Position: 4th

 

Mark BLUNDELL Biography

Mark Blundell is a British racing driver who was born on April 8, 1966, in Barnet, London. He has had a successful and varied career in the world of motorsports. Blundell has left his stamp on the racing world, from his early days in motocross to his accomplishments in Formula One, sports cars, and CART.

When Blundell was 14 years old, he began competing in motocross bike races all throughout England. He switched to four wheels and entered the Formula Ford scene, nevertheless, when he was 17 years old. He demonstrated his inherent talent and potential in his maiden season by finishing second in both of the British Junior Formula Ford Championships. Blundell established his supremacy in the Formula Ford 1600 division the following year by winning both the Esso British and Snetterton championships.

Blundell won the BBC Grandstand series after switching to Formula Ford 2000 as his career advanced. Additionally, he participated in the European Championship, winning the pole position and taking fourth place overall. After winning the European Formula Ford 2000 championship in 1986, he cemented his status as a rising star in the racing industry.

Blundell transitioned to Formula 3000 and raced for TOM’S-Toyota in Formula Three in 1987. He joined the factory Lola team in Formula 3000 the following year and finished the campaign in sixth place, making an impression with his reliable efforts.

When Blundell joined Nissan’s sports car team and won a factory seat, that was the turning point in his career. He also had the chance to test for the Williams F1 Team in the same year. Blundell chose to concentrate on racing sports cars in 1990, and while piloting a Nissan R90CK, he won the pole position for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He accomplished this accomplishment as the sport’s youngest driver, demonstrating his adaptability and prowess in a variety of racing categories.

With the Brabham Yamaha team, Blundell made his Formula One debut in 1991, finishing sixth in Belgium. However, Brabham did not keep him on for the ensuing season, leaving him without a Formula One race seat. Despite this setback, Blundell turned down a Williams offer to continue driving for them as a test driver and instead agreed to a testing agreement with McLaren, where he continued to compete in sports car races. With the factory Peugeot team, he won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1992, giving his career even another illustrious accomplishment.

In 1993, Blundell drove for Ligier in his full-time return to Formula One. He concluded the season in tenth place in the World Championship standings after earning his first two podium results in South Africa and Germany. He joined Tyrrell the following year and finished third in the 1994 Spanish Grand Prix for his sole podium appearance. His release from Tyrrell was a result of the absence of sponsorship, despite his excellent results. After that, Blundell joined McLaren and raced five times for points with Mika Häkkinen, the eventual world champion.

Blundell’s tenure in Formula One came to an end in 1995 as a result of McLaren’s acquisition of David Coulthard. He nevertheless kept winning in sports cars, coming in fourth at Le Mans. In Formula One, Blundell finished on the podium three times and finished with 32 championship points overall.

Blundell relocated to the US and joined the CART racing team PacWest after quitting Formula One. He experienced a setback in a crash that left him with a fractured foot and ankle, but he still had a successful rookie season with multiple top-six results. Blundell came within one corner of winning the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in 1997 but ran out of gasoline. Later in the season, he made amends by winning the Grand Prix of Portland. He then added triumphs in Toronto and Fontana. Blundell was named the British Driver of the Year by Autosport magazine and finished the year in sixth place in the championship.

After his time in CART, Blundell’s racing career rapidly deteriorated. Alongside Johnny Herbert and David Brabham, he competed at Le Mans in 2003 and concentrated on sports car racing, coming in second. In Britain, he also started working as a motorsport analyst for ITV, where he contributed his knowledge during the 2002 Formula One season. Blundell has continued his participation in racing as a manager, serving as a co-founder of the sports management organization MB Partners and overseeing a number of promising drivers.

Mark Blundell’s motorsports career has been distinguished by his flexibility, versatility, and success in a range of racing disciplines. Blundell has made a significant contribution to the world of motorsports throughout his career, from his early involvement in motocross to his successes in Formula One, sports cars, and CART. He will continue to support the sport in 2020 in his roles as CEO of MB Partners and Sporting Director for MB Motorsport.

 

Mark BLUNDELL Stats

Wins

Mark BLUNDELL has in his F1 career

Podiums

Mark BLUNDELL has 3 podiums in his F1 career

n Year Grand Prix Circuit Pos Chassis Engine Tyre
3 1994 Spain Barcelone 3 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear
2 1993 Germany Hockenheim 3 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear
1 1993 South Africa Kyalami 3 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear











Pole positions

Mark BLUNDELL has in his F1 career

Grands Prix started

Mark BLUNDELL has started 61 Grands Prix in his F1 career

n Year Grand Prix Team N°  Constructor Engine Tyre Grid Race
61 1995 Australia Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 10 4  
60 1995 Japan Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 23 7  
59 1995 Pacific Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 10 9  
58 1995 Europe Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10C Mercedes V10 Goodyear 10 ab Spin
57 1995 Portugal Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10C Mercedes V10 Goodyear 12 9  
56 1995 Italy Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 9 4  
55 1995 Belgium Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 6 5  
54 1995 Hungary Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 13 ab Engine
53 1995 Germany Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 8 ab Engine
52 1995 Britain Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 10 5  
51 1995 France Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 13 11  
50 1995 Canada Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 10 ab Engine
49 1995 Monaco Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 10 5  
48 1995 Argentina Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10 Mercedes V10 Goodyear 17 ab Engine
47 1995 Brazil Marlboro McLaren Mercedes 7 McLaren MP4/10 Mercedes V10 Goodyear 9 6  
46 1994 Australia Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 13 ab Collision
45 1994 Japan Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 13 ab Engine
44 1994 Europe Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 14 13  
43 1994 Portugal Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 12 ab Engine
42 1994 Italy Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 21 ab Brakes
41 1994 Belgium Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 12 5  
40 1994 Hungary Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 11 5  
39 1994 Germany Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 7 ab Pile-up
38 1994 Britain Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 11 ab Gearbox
37 1994 France Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 17 10  
36 1994 Canada Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 13 10 Spin
35 1994 Spain Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 11 3  
34 1994 Monaco Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 10 ab Engine
33 1994 San Marino Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 12 9  
32 1994 Pacific Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 12 ab Collision
31 1994 Brazil Tyrrell Racing Organisation 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 12 ab Accident
30 1993 Australia Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 14 9  
29 1993 Japan Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 17 7  
28 1993 Portugal Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 10 ab Collision
27 1993 Italy Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 14 ab Accident
26 1993 Belgium Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 15 11 Collision
25 1993 Hungary Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 12 7  
24 1993 Germany Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 5 3  
23 1993 Britain Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 9 7  
22 1993 France Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 4 ab Runway exit
21 1993 Canada Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 10 ab Accident
20 1993 Monaco Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 21 ab Suspension
19 1993 Spain Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 12 7  
18 1993 San Marino Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 7 ab Accident
17 1993 Europe Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 21 ab Spin
16 1993 Brazil Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 10 5  
15 1993 South Africa Ligier Gitanes Blondes 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 8 3  
14 1991 Australia Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 17 17  
13 1991 Spain Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 12 ab Engine
12 1991 Portugal Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 15 ab Suspension
11 1991 Italy Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 11 12  
10 1991 Belgium Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 13 6  
9 1991 Hungary Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 20 ab Spin
8 1991 Germany Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 21 12  
7 1991 Britain Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 12 ab Engine
6 1991 France Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 17 ab Accident
5 1991 Mexico Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 12 ab Engine
4 1991 Monaco Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 22 ab Accident
3 1991 San Marino Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 23 8  
2 1991 Brazil Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT59Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 25 ab Engine
1 1991 USA Motor Racing Developments Ltd 8 Brabham BT59Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 24 ab Spin













Teammates

Mark BLUNDELL has 4 teammates in his F1 career

4 drivers  GP  First Year  Last Year 
BRUNDLE Martin 32 1991 1993
KATAYAMA Ukyo 16 1994  
HAKKINEN Mika 14 1995  
MAGNUSSEN Jan 1 1995  




Result by Grand Prix

n Grand Prix Involvement  Win  Pole position  Fastest lap  Podium  Point 
1 Argentina 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Australia 4 0 0 0 0 3.00
3 Belgium 4 0 0 0 0 5.00
4 Brazil 4 0 0 0 0 3.00
5 Britain 4 0 0 0 0 2.00
6 Canada 4 0 0 0 0 0
7 Europe 3 0 0 0 0 0
8 France 4 0 0 0 0 0
9 Germany 4 0 0 0 1 4.00
10 Hungary 4 0 0 0 0 2.00
11 Italy 4 0 0 0 0 3.00
12 Japan 4 0 0 0 0 0
13 Mexico 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Monaco 4 0 0 0 0 2.00
15 Pacific 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 Portugal 4 0 0 0 0 0
17 San Marino 3 0 0 0 0 0
18 South Africa 1 0 0 0 1 4.00
19 Spain 3 0 0 0 1 4.00
20 USA 1 0 0 0 0 0








Seasons

Mark BLUNDELL has raced 4 seasons in his F1 career

Year  Constructor  Engine  WC  GP  Win  Pole  F.lap  Pod  Pts  Ave  Laps  Kms  Laps  Kms 
1995 McLaren Mercedes 10 15 0 0 0 0 13.00 0.87 0 0 798 3 627
1994 Tyrrell Yamaha 12 16 0 0 0 1 8.00 0.50 0 0 715 3 297
1993 Ligier Renault 10 16 0 0 0 2 10.00 0.63 0 0 682 3 280
1991 Brabham Yamaha 19 14 0 0 0 0 1.00 0.07 0 0 582 2 839















Retirement / DNF / Abandon

Mark BLUNDELL has 32 retirements in his F1 career

n Year Grand Prix Grid Chassis Engine Tyre Lap Retirement
32 1995 Europe 10 7 McLaren MP4/10C Mercedes V10 Goodyear 14 Spin
31 1995 Hungary 13 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 54 Engine
30 1995 Germany 8 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 17 Engine
29 1995 Canada 10 7 McLaren MP4/10B Mercedes V10 Goodyear 47 Engine
28 1995 Argentina 17 7 McLaren MP4/10 Mercedes V10 Goodyear 9 Engine
27 1994 Australia 13 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 66 Collision
26 1994 Japan 13 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 26 Engine
25 1994 Portugal 12 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 61 Engine
24 1994 Italy 21 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 39 Brakes
23 1994 Germany 7 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 0 Pile-up
22 1994 Britain 11 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 20 Gearbox
21 1994 Canada 13 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 67 Spin
20 1994 Monaco 10 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 40 Engine
19 1994 Pacific 12 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 0 Collision
18 1994 Brazil 12 4 Tyrrell 022 Yamaha V10 Goodyear 21 Accident
17 1993 Portugal 10 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 51 Collision
16 1993 Italy 14 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 20 Accident
15 1993 Belgium 15 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 42 Collision
14 1993 France 4 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 20 Runway exit
13 1993 Canada 10 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 13 Accident
12 1993 Monaco 21 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 3 Suspension
11 1993 San Marino 7 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 0 Accident
10 1993 Europe 21 26 Ligier JS39 Renault V10 Goodyear 20 Spin
9 1991 Spain 12 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 49 Engine
8 1991 Portugal 15 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 12 Suspension
7 1991 Hungary 20 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 62 Spin
6 1991 Britain 12 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 52 Engine
5 1991 France 17 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 36 Accident
4 1991 Mexico 12 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 54 Engine
3 1991 Monaco 22 8 Brabham BT60Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 41 Accident
2 1991 Brazil 25 8 Brabham BT59Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 34 Engine
1 1991 USA 24 8 Brabham BT59Y Yamaha V12 Pirelli 32 Spin












 

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