Martin Brundle. Source: Autocar

Martin John Brundle is a former British racing driver best known as a Formula One driver and commentator for ITV Sport from 1997 to 2008, the BBC from 2009 to 2011, and Sky Sports since 2012.

Early life

Martin Brundle was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, and began racing on grass tracks as a child. He began Hot Rod racing when he was in his mid-teens, and a few years later, he moved to single-seater racing on the Formula Ford circuit.

In addition, he raced on the BMW touring car circuit. He then advanced to Formula Three racing, where he excelled on a consistent basis. After two years of Formula Three racing, he was invited to move up to Formula One racing in 1984.

Racing career

Throughout his Formula One career, he raced for a variety of teams, beginning with Tyrell Racing Organisation. He later raced for Zackspeed, Williams, Brabham, Benetton, Ligier, McLaren, and Jordan.

Despite having a consistent Formula One career, he never won a championship. In 1990, he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He retired from Formula One racing in 1996, but he raced in exhibitions and the 24 Hours of Le Mans until 2012.

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Commentary career

Brundle became a highly regarded commentator on British television network ITV after largely retiring from motor racing. He joined ITV when they began Formula One coverage in 1997 alongside Murray Walker. Brundle joined the BBC’s commentary team in 2009, alongside Jonathan Legard, after the BBC regained the rights to show Formula One.

Before the start of the 2011 season, the BBC announced that Brundle would be promoted to lead commentator, joining fellow former F1 driver David Coulthard. At the end of 2011, he agreed to join Sky Sports’ coverage. Brundle returned to Sky as a co-commentator, working alongside lead commentator David Croft.

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Awards

Brundle has received the RTS Television Sports Award for best Sports Pundit in 1998, 1999, 2005, and 2006.

Martin Brundle’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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