Knowledge Identifier: +Martin_Brundle
Category: Auto racing
Born in 1959.
Countries: United Kingdom (31%), UK (12%), (12%)
Linked to: Jaguar Cars, Tyrrell Racing, Brabham, Equipe Ligier
In 1984, he was offered a Formula One entry
Four years of Formula One racing for underfunded teams led Brundle to seek a new challenge, and thus in 1988 he took a year out
In 1989 he returned to Formula One full-time with the returning Brabham squad, but the former champions were unable to recapture their early 1980s success and Brundle opted to move back into the sports car arena for 1990
For 1994 Brundle was in the frame for the vacant McLaren seat alongside Mika Häkkinen
Having largely retired from motor racing, Brundle became a highly regarded commentator on British television network ITV, whom he joined when they began Formula One coverage in 1997, initially alongside Murray Walker, and from 2002 James Allen
Ricardo Rosset - The 1998 season was another unsuccessful one for Rosset, leading to a joke from Martin Brundle, who, upon Murray Walker's suggestion that people were debating whether Rosset was F1 quality, he remarked "it's a fairly short debate"
Also in 2006, Brundle drove a 2005 Red Bull Racing car around Silverstone as part of ITV's 'F1 Insight' feature
This was followed up in 2007 with Brundle and colleague Blundell both driving Williams F1 cars to demonstrate overtaking
Damon Hill - He has contributed many articles to F1 Racing magazine and has twice appeared in ITV F1's commentary box, covering for Martin Brundle at the 2007 and 2008 Hungarian Grands Prix
In 2008 he came out of retirement to drive in the Formula Palmer Audi Championship alongside his son Alex, who was a series regular
In 2017, Brundle announced that while covering the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix for Sky Sports, "I had a small heart attack running to do the podium"
Paul di Resta - As of 2018, he's the backup analyst for races, filling in for Martin Brundle when Brundle is unavailable