Martin Brundle

FORMER BRITISH FORMULA 1 RACING DRIVER TURNED WORLD FAMOUS GRID WALK AND FORMULA 1 COMMENTATOR FOR SKY SPORTS

Former racing driver and sports speaker Martin Brundle started his racing career at just twelve years old, driving a self-built Ford Anglia grass track car near his West Norfolk home. By 1983, aged 24 Brudle was signing for his first official racing team and beginning to compete on a professional level.

Signing with Eddie Jordan’s fledgling team in ’84 one of Brundle’s first races was against the mighty Ayrton Senna in Formula 3, where he held the Championship right up until the final lap, helping to elevate his team to the heights of Formula One.

Making an impressive start to his career Brundle remained with Jordan and the Tyrell team until 1986 and in 1988 left the Formula One circuit for Jaguar, with whom he had already established a mutual relationship, for the American IMSA Series and the World Sportscar Championships, which he claimed for the team by the end of the year.

1992 was Martin’s most successful Formula One season where, alongside world renowned driver and fellow motorsports speaker Michael Schumacher, he drove in the Benetton Ford team, scoring points in 11 of the final 12 races, including 5 podiums and finishing 6th in the World Championship. Brundle maintained a successful and high profile racing career for the next seven years, appearing in races for McLaren and taking podium spots alongside fellow British legend Damon Hill.

Martin Brundle embarked on his television presenter career in 1997 when he began working as a motorsports speaker for the ITV coverage of Formula One racing. His commentary alongside the legendary commentator Murray Walker aired around the globe and was watched by tens of millions of viewers.

Alongside his punditry Martin worked as a television presenter for his own UK series, Great Escapes, which garnered an impressive 9 million viewers.

Though he continued to race Martin Brundle became a household name amongst motorsports fans for his commentary and television appearances, his work as a motorsports speaker, particularly his ‘gridwalks’ which aired as part of the ITV F1 coverage, introduced fans to a new aspect of racing and gave them a direct insight into the on-the-track action. After twelve years with ITV, Brundle moved to the BBC in 2009 where he presented the channel’s own F1 coverage. In more recent years Brundle has become the leading sports speaker and head racing commentator for Sky Sports F1.

Outside his television appearances and work as a motorsports speaker Martin Brundle has also held a number of prestigious boardroom roles; from 1996 to 2004 Martin was a board member and then Chairman of the Board at the British Racing Drivers’ Club and was instrumental in the significant improvements to the Silverstone venue and road systems, and the retention of the British Grand Prix through that period.

To book Martin Brundle as the motorsports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Martin is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Formula One
  • Motorsports Speaker
  • Benetton Ford Team