The Will To Win
For more than three decades Mark Blundell has honed his expertise in the upper echelons of elite global sport, firstly in a professional sporting career, then TV pundit and in more recent years, as a successful businessman.
Mark started his sporting career at just 14, and for nearly 20 years he competed at the very top of world motorsport, including Formula One, IndyCar and World Rally. His wins even include the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. From 2001 through to 2008, he was integral to ITV’s multi BAFTA award winning presenting team for Formula One.
A keen businessman, Mark realised that with his experience, knowledge and connections, it was time to start a new chapter in his life and launch MB Partners - an athlete management and sports marketing agency, built around his core values in sport.
The Formula One Years
Transitioning to the pinnacle of motor racing in 1991 combining his initial debut campaign with the Brabham team with a test driver role at Williams. A full time testing role with McLaren followed before successful subsequent campaigns with Ligier and Tyrrell scoring three podium finishes along the way across a golden era for the sport. Representing the esteemed McLaren brand in 1995, Blundell enjoyed nine top-ten finishes on his way to a tenth placed finish in the World Drivers' Championship before departing for a new challenge.
Sports Car Success
Across his career, Blundell garnered a reputation as one of the most successful endurance racers around. His famed record-breaking qualifying lap at the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Nissan R90CK is still spoken about today as one of the most memorable laps at the historic French circuit.
Two years later arguably marked the greatest achievement in the British driver's career. Teaming up with Derrick Warwick and Yannick Dalmas in the Peugeot 905 Evo 1B, the trio claimed a memorable victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Helping to set the precedent for a well-trodden modern day path, Blundell became one of the first British drivers to make the move to the United States and take on the best that IndyCar had to offer. Teaming up with PacWest Racing, Barnet-born Blundell secured third place in the Rookie standings in his debut campaign despite missing several races due to a crash in the early stages of the season.
This set the tone for one of the most successful periods of Mark's career as he claimed victories at Portland, Toronto and Fontana with the Portland success coming with a winning margin of just 0.027 seconds. Having finished sixth in the Championship, Mark was named Autosport's British Driver of the Year in 1997.
From Driving To Commentating
Blundell joined the ITV Formula One coverage team in 2001 as he returned from the States. From this year until 2008, Blundell formed an integral part of the multiple BAFTA award-winning coverage as a leading analyst and pundit.
Toward MB Partners
Mark now uses his three decades of experience across every part of elite motor sport to support a hand-picked stable of elite and talented drivers through his sports management group - MB Partners.
Utilising an enviable black book of contacts, knowledge and experience, Mark and his team deliver a fully comprehensive management service to ensure of the highest level of delivery for each of their talented drivers - both on and off the track.
The Comeback Is On
Having been close to making an elite level comeback for a number of years, 2019 has seen Blundell embark upon one of his biggest career challenges to date - the British Touring Car Championship.
Teaming up with HP and Intel for 2019, the former Formula One star is taking on the highest form of domestic motorsport as he gets to grips with an entirely new discipline and vies to be fighting it out at the front of the field.