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Alex Brundle (born 7 August 1990) is a British racing driver. He was the 2016 European Le Mans Series champion (LMP3)[1] and the son of Formula One driver-turned-commentator Martin Brundle. He attended Oakham School in Rutland.

Alex Brundle
NationalityBritish
Born (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 29)
King's Lynn (England)
Related toMartin Brundle (father)
Robin Brundle (uncle)
Previous series
2012
2009, 2011
2010
200708
2006–07
2006
GP3 Series
FIA Formula Two
British Formula 3
Formula Palmer Audi
FPA Autumn Trophy
T Cars

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CareerEdit

Karting and T CarsEdit

Brundle drove a kart for the first time at the age of eight.[2] 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 AudiEdit

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]

FIA Formula Two ChampionshipEdit

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.

British Formula ThreeEdit

Brundle competed in the 2010 British Formula 3 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 FIA Formula Two ChampionshipEdit

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.

GP3 SeriesEdit

On 3 February 2012, Brundle was signed to race in the 8 round 2012 GP3 Series by Carlin Motorsport.[7] 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.[8] He then subsequently achieved 8th place in the sprint race the following day.[9]

On 29 July 2012 Brundle took his first GP3 podium finish in race 2 of the Budapest event [10]

Formula EEdit

Alex Brundle signed on 12 February 2014 to become part of the Formula e drivers Club in the new Formula E, the FIA championship for electric vehicles.[11]

SportscarsEdit

 
Brundle during qualifying for the 2012 Petit Le Mans

Brundle made his Le Mans debut in 2012, piloting a Greaves Motorsport-run Zytek-Nissan LMP2 alongside his father. He also contested the Le Mans Series for the team, who enter 2012 as reigning champions.[12] Martin and Alex won the Woolf Barnato Trophy for becoming the highest finishing British drivers in a British car in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours [13]

Brundle competed in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship season, finishing second in the championship for OAK Racing in LMP2 class and second in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class.

After finishing fifth at the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona while driving for Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, he returned 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.[14] Brundle won the Total Pole Award for the most pole positions scored in the 2014 United SportsCar Championship season [15]

Brundle returned to the European Le Mans Series in 2016 winning the championship with United Autosports scoring a pole, 3 wins and 2 further podiums on his way to championship victory [16] Brundle also joined G-Drive racing for the last 5 rounds of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season winning the last 3 races of the series and taking one further podium [17]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
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 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 3 Championship 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 16 0 0 0 1 19 16th
European Le Mans Series Greaves Motorsport 3 0 0 0 1 48 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2013 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 OAK Racing 8 0 1 0 6 132.5 2nd
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 1 0 1 N/A 2nd
2014 European Le Mans Series - GTC ART Grand Prix 5 0 0 0 0 38 14th
United SportsCar Championship Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 1 0 0 0 0 169 22nd
OAK Racing 5 0 2 0 2
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2015 United SportsCar Championship Krohn Racing 1 0 0 0 0 19 32nd
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Pegasus Racing Team Total by DC Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2016 European Le Mans Series - LMP3 United Autosports 6 3 1 2 5 109.5 1st
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 G-Drive Racing 6 3 2 0 4 98 6th
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Jackie Chan DC Racing 9 0 0 1 1 77 11th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup R-Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 12 34th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Jackie Chan DCR JOTA 1 0 0 0 0 52 36th
United Autosports 1 0 0 0 0
24 Hours of Le Mans CEFC TRSM Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship CEFC TRSM Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2019 European Le Mans Series United Autosports 3 0 0 0 1 19.5 11th*
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 14th

As Brundle was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA Formula Two Championship resultsEdit

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

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2009 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 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 resultsEdit

(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 CAT
FEA

10
CAT
SPR

8
MON
FEA

10
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

16
VAL
SPR

14
SIL
FEA

7
SIL
SPR

10
HOC
FEA

DSQ
HOC
SPR

13
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

3
SPA
FEA

19
SPA
SPR

11
MNZ
FEA

DSQ
MNZ
SPR

10
16th 19

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012   Greaves Motorsport   Lucas Ordóñez
  Martin Brundle
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 340 15th 8th
2013   OAK Racing   Olivier Pla
  David Heinemeier Hansson
Morgan LMP2-Nissan LMP2 328 8th 2nd
2014   OAK Racing   Jann Mardenborough
  Mark Shulzhitskiy
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 354 9th 5th
2017   Jackie Chan DC Racing   David Cheng
  Tristan Gommendy
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 363 3rd 2nd
2018   CEFC TRSM Racing   Oliver Rowland
  Oliver Turvey
Ginetta G60-LT-P1-Mecachrome LMP1 137 DNF DNF
2019   United Autosports   Ryan Cullen
  Will Owen
Ligier JS P217-Gibson LMP2 348 19th 14th

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

Year Team Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2012 Greaves Motorsport LMP2 Zytek Z11SN Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 LEC
4
DON
7
PET
3
3rd 48
2014 ART Grand Prix GTC McLaren MP4-12C GT3 McLaren 3.8L V8 SIL
5
IMO
4
RBR
4
LEC
8
EST
Ret
14th 38
2016 United Autosports LMP3 Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50VE 5.0 L V8 SIL
1
IMO
1
RBR
1
LEC
3
SPA
2
EST
11
1st 109.5
2019 United Autosports LMP2 Ligier JS P217 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
12
MNZ
3
CAT
8
SIL
SPA
ALG
11th* 19.5*

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 Greaves Motorsport LMP2 Zytek Z11SN Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SEB SPA LMS
13
SIL
12
73rd 1.5
OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 SÃO
Ret
BHR
Ret
FUJ SHA
2013 OAK Racing LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
2
SÃO
6
COA
6
FUJ
3
SHA
2
BHR
2
2nd 132.5
2015 Pegasus Racing Team Total
by DC Racing
LMP2 Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS NÜR COA FUJ SHA
5
BHR NC 0
2016 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS NÜR
Ret
MEX
7
COA
3
FUJ
1
SHA
1
BHR
1
6th 98
2017 Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
8
SPA
10
LMS
2
NÜR
5
MEX
6
COA
5
FUJ
Ret
SHA
8
BHR
8
11th 77
2018–19 CEFC TRSM Racing LMP1 Ginetta G60-LT-P1 Mecachrome V634P1 3.4 L Turbo V6 SPA
WD
LMS
Ret
SIL FUJ SHA SEB SPA LMS NC 0

As Brundle was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2014 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing P Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 DAY
5
22nd 169
OAK Racing Morgan LMP2 SEB
4
LBH LGA
8
DET WGL
2
MOS IMS ELK
Ligier JS P2 Honda HR28TT 2.8 L V6 Turbo COA
2
PET
9
2015 Krohn Racing P Ligier JS P2 Judd HK 3.6 L V8 DAY
13
SEB LBH LGA DET WGL MOS ELK COA PET 32nd 19
2018 Jackie Chan DCR JOTA P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
5
36th 52
United Autosports Ligier JS P217 SEB
5
LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Scott, Danny (10 June 2007). "Relative Values: Martin Brundle and his son Alex". London: timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  3. ^ English, Stephen (19 May 2008). "Brundle shows pace in FPA race". autosport.com. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  4. ^ Strang, Simon (24 December 2008). "Brundle latest to sign up for F2". autosport.com. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
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  6. ^ "Alex Brundle rejoins F2 for 2011". FIA Formula Two Championship. 21 January 2011. Archived from the original on 23 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Alex Brundle joins Carlin for GP3". Carlin Press Release. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Evans storms to victory in Barcelona". GP3 The Insider. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Daly secures maiden win in Barcelona". GP3 The Insider. Archived from the original on 16 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  10. ^ http://www.gp3series.com/Results/?raceid=933&seasonid=168
  11. ^ http://www.fiaformulae.com/news/formula-e-completes-drivers-club Archived 21 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Weeks, James (23 November 2011). "Brundles team up at Greaves for Le Mans assault". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  13. ^ http://www.crash.net/f1/news/186622/1/the-2012-brdc-awards-winners-in-full.html
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  15. ^ http://www.imsa.com/alex-brundle-wins-total-pole-award-prototype-class
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  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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