Brundle and son Alex to contest Le Mans

Alex Brundle (GBR) talks with his his Father Martin Brundle (GBR). FIA Formula Two Championship, Rd7, Imola, San Marino, Italy, Friday 18 September 2009.

Martin Brundle with son Alex

Nov.23 (Nissan) Ex-Formula 1 driver, Martin Brundle, will join his son Alex at the wheel of the Nissan-powered Greaves Motorsport LMP2 prototype at next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 16-17).

The deal sees Brundle senior, who is part of the BBC F1 commentating team, reunited with Nissan, after the Englishman spearheaded its official works effort at the world’s oldest and most celebrated endurance race in 1997 with the R390 GT1.

For 2012, the father and son combination will pilot the race-winning Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan sports prototype. Not only did the car take the LMP2 class win at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans* on its way to finishing eighth overall, but victories at Le Castellet, Imola and Silverstone also saw the Nissan-engined LMP2 car capture both the 2011 Le Mans Series drivers’ and team titles.

  • Bec

    Well if as predicted Brundle switches to Sky, he’ll have a lot of time on his hands as the expected low viewing figures will be like virtual retirement from broadcasting anyway, he could stop commentating mid-race and hardly anyone would be around to notice ;)