It’s Easter Sunday today, and as we all tuck into our chocolate eggs, Mark Blundell’s family will also be indulging in some birthday cake – the former F1 driver turns 46 today!
The Englishman finished on the podium three times in his 61-race career that spanned 1991 to 1995 with the Brabham, Ligier, Tyrrell and McLaren teams. One of his podium finishes occurred at the Circuit de Catalunya, when he finished third at the 1994 race in a Tyrrell Yamaha.
A winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours, Blundell moved to the CART scene in 1996 and won three races during his stint in North America, before later moving into a role as a pundit (and occasional commentator) with ITV’s coverage of Formula 1.
He still dabbles in the odd sports car race – teaming up with Martin Brundle to contest last year’s Daytona 24 Hour race – and is also a driver-manager, with his 2MB company looking after the careers of McLaren test driver Gary Paffett and IndyCar driver Mike Conway.