Tag Archive: Mark Blundell

Nov 16

Conway leads Toyota to Victory

In the 6 Hours of Bahrain

Toyota 7 - podium Barhain Mike Conway’s return to the FIA World Endurance Championship ended in success, as his #7 Toyota Racing TS040 Hybrid won the 6 Hours of Bahrain! Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Mike Conway back in the World Endurance Championship

In the penultimate race of the WEC calendar in Bahrain  

Mike Conway - photo - Formule E Mike Conway returns to the World Endurance Championship this weekend, as he takes part in the penultimate race of the WEC calendar in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Raikkonen manager Robertson dies

One of Kimi Raikkonen’s managers, David Robertson, has died.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (2) It emerged late last year that the 70-year-old, who teamed with his son Steve to bring drivers like Finn Raikkonen and Jenson Button into F1, was in hospital in the US with cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Ex McLaren F1 driver joins United Autosports for 2013 British GTChampionship campaign.

Ex-Formula 1 driver and former Le Mans 24 Hour winner Mark Blundell to join United Autosports alongside Richard Meins

United Autosports LogoUnited Autosports - Mark BlundellUnited Autosports is delighted to announce that it has signed Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell to compete full time in the 2013 Avon Tyres British GT Championship alongside Richard Meins, reuniting their partnership from the 24 Hours of Spa in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes celebrates 300 grands prix with Mobil 1, Mercedes-Benz and Enkei

“Significant milestone in the partnership between Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and ExxonMobil, Mercedes-Benz and Enkei.” 

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

2012-06-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - 300 GPs free for useVodafone McLaren Mercedes prides itself on the longevity of its partnerships, and at the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix three of them reach a significant milestone. ExxonMobil, Mercedes-Benz and Enkei have each started 300 grands prix with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Hector Hurst to make Formula Two debut in 2012

Briton joins F2 following impressive showing in winter testing

F2 - Hector HurstF2 - Hector Hurst action19-year-old Hector Hurst will contest his maiden season in international single seater racing after becoming the latest name to be confirmed for the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

50 ‘just a number’ as Buemi reaches milestone

Sebastien Buemi is not getting excited despite preparing to clock up a career milestone this weekend.

2011-08-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Belgium - Sebastien Buemi  3 2011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Sebastien Buemi 6Blick newspaper points out that the 22-year-old Swiss, who debuted for his current team Toro Rosso as a teenager in 2009, will contest his fiftieth consecutive grand prix in Singapore. He will therefore draw level with Luca Badoer and move ahead of the career tallies of predecessors including Christian Klien and Derek Daly, and even race winner Jean-Pierre Jabouille as well as Mike Hailwood.

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Aug 11

F1 figures react to London riots

“Keep your heads down, stay safe and remember it’s a minority.  Most people are decent.”

Flagworld - F1Riot police in front of burning buildingAs the F1 world slumbers in August, some of the sport’s figures have reacted in horror to the situation on the streets of London. Swarms of English youths this week have been violently rioting, vandalising and looting, triggering Pirelli boss Paul Hembery to call for a “tough” response.

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Jul 26

Legendary driver Stefan Johansson returns to 24 Hours of Spa

The Eponymous driver turned watch designer puts his timepieces to the ultimate test

Stefan Johansson portraitStefan Johansson AudiFor the second year in a row, Stefan Johansson is driving on behalf of United Autosports in a grueling race, 24 Hours of SPA, in Belgium. The legendary Swedish driver plans to outfit himself and members of his team with Stefan Johansson timepieces, racing inspired watches that Johansson designs himself and manufactures in Switzerland, using the very best components and craftsmanship to create complex chronographs that withstand the ultimate test – being worn in by a professional driver during an actual racing event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes extends contract with test & reserve driver Gary Paffett

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has extended its contract with Gary Paffett for the 2012 season.

2011-07-05 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Gary PaffettGary will remain as a test, development & reserve driver for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, signing a deal that allows him to continue dovetailing his Formula 1 test duties with his racing career. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

No penalties for trio after stewards investigation

Drivers were “off the throttle” in the yellow flag zone – Whitmarsh

2011-05-20 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain -  Martin Whitmarsh - Jenson Button 012011-05-20 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Lewis Hamilton - Jenson Button 01The McLaren drivers and Mark Webber escaped with mere reprimands on Sunday after being investigated by the stewards. The stewards, including former F1 driver Mark Blundell, looked into whether the trio went too quickly for the yellow flag triggered by Heikki Kovalainen’s crash. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Blundell to make F1 steward debut

Mark Blundell will make his debut as the driver representative in the FIA stewards’ room this weekend in Spain.

Audi Mark Blundell portraitAudi Mark Blundell 22 car 20100508The 45-year-old Briton stood on the podium three times as he contested 61 grands prix, most recently with McLaren in 1995. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Motorsport “Greats” to compete in 2011 “Legends of Motorsports” events in Mouth-Watering United Autosports Machinery

Blundell, Cheever, Johansson & Luyendyk to race in Bobby Rahal signature events

United Autosports MachineryLegends of motorsportsSome of the most prominent names in motorsport, from the world of open-wheel and sports car racing, will compete in Legends of Motorsports events this year. Ex-Formula One Grand Prix drivers Mark Blundell (GB), Eddie Cheever (USA) and Stefan Johansson (SE) plus two-time Indianapolis 500 race winner Arie Luyendyk (NED) will contest selected Bobby Rahal signature events during the year.

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Mar 05

World-renowned ex-F1 engineer joins United Autosports’ GT3 program

Trevor Foster commits to British-based team’s future

United Autosports LogoTrevor Foster Ultra-experienced Trevor Foster (GB) has joined United Autosports as Race Engineer & Technical Director. Foster’s illustrious career spans over 40 years, running teams in Formulae Ford 1600, 2000 and Three before working in Formula One with Tyrrell, Team Lotus, Jordan and BAR.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Autosports to enter three Audi R8 LMS for 24 Hours of Spa

After achieving fantastic podium finish in Belgian race début

United Autosports Spa Audi Car 20100731United Autosports LogoUnited Autosports returns to the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa (Belgium) this summer (July 30-31) with an expanded three-car Audi R8 LMS entry bidding for GT3 class honors – which could ultimately include outright victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

More than three candidates for Kubica seat – Boullier

Senna or Grosjean will replace Kubica at this week’s Jerez test.

2011-01-20 - Lotus Renault GP 032011-01-31 - Lotus Renault GP  - R31 Launch 0000There are more than three candidates to race injured Robert Kubica’s Renault in 2011, team boss Eric Boullier has clarified. Reports on Tuesday said the Frenchman had shortlisted only Bruno Senna, Nick Heidfeld and Vitantonio Liuzzi to become Vitaly Petrov’s new teammate until Kubica is ready to return to the R31. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Mike Conway signs with Andretti Autosport for a fulltime IndyCar drive in 2011

Returning to competition after sustaining serious and season-ending injuries

Mike ConwayAndretti Autosport logoAndretti Autosport announced today that it is has signed Englishman Mike Conway to a full-season drive in one of the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series entries for 2011.

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Feb 01

The Rolex 24 at Daytona updates

The latest from Rolex 24 at Daytona

Rolex24_DaytonaAPR Motorsport - Daytona 2011

United Autosports Achieves Stunning Fourth Place Finish On Rolex 24 Début As A Mere 3.752secs Covers Top-Four. Magnus Racing charges through the field for fourth. From Pole to Podium, APR Motorsport wins GRAND-AM 200! Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Sponsor guru Brown could be next Ecclestone – report

F1 marketing specialist Zak Brown has been named as a potential successor
 For the sport’s long-standing chief Bernie Ecclestone

2010-06-12_0628United Autosports Zak BrownAmerican Brown, who is racing alongside Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell in this weekend’s Daytona 24 hour race with his own team, also heads Just Marketing, the leading sponsorship agency that represents several high-profile formula one team backers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Walkinshaw, 64, dies of lung cancer

Former Arrows team boss and owner Tom Walkinshaw has died of lung cancer aged 64.

Tom Walkinshaw portraitHolden Commodore logoThe sad news about the Scot broke on the Twitter network, with former driver Mark Blundell paying tribute to the “good driver and team owner, RIP”. It was later confirmed by the professional English rugby club Gloucester, which was owned by its Scottish-born chairman Walkinshaw. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

United Autosports to debut in Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona (+photo)

1988 Daytona winner Martin Brundle tempted back into competition with former Le Mans 24 Hour race winner Mark Blundell

United Autosports LogoUnited Autosports 20100405-2United Autosports gets its second year of racing underway in truly spectacular style by contesting the legendary Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona with a stellar driver line-up next month (January 29-30). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

United Autosports claim magnificent Top-Three finish on 24 Hour race début

American-owned outfit is best-placed Audi “customer” team in Spa 24 Hours

United Autosports claimed a podium finish on its maiden 24 Hour race appearance. Zak Brown, Mark Blundell, Eddie Cheever and Richard Dean celebrate third place in GT3 at the Spa 24 Hours on the winner’s rostrum today Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

United Autosports target GT3 class podium finish (+photos)

In maiden 24 Hour Spa race

The American owned United Autosports team, formed only earlier this year, will contest its maiden 24 hour race when a brace of Audi R8 LMS GT3 class sports cars line-up resplendent in red, white and blue livery for the 63rd running of the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium next weekend (July 31-August 1).    Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Johansson returns to Audi

With United Autosports for epic 24 hour race in Belgium

Stefan Johansson will return to the wheel of an Audi this summer when the Swede drives a R8 LMS GT3 sports car for United Autosports in the Spa 24 Hours (31 July-1 August).The 53-year-old Los Angeles-based Scandinavian is a veteran of almost twenty 24 Hour races and won the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours in 1997 but will actually be making his début in the annual twice-around-the-clock Belgian encounter. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Blundell marks his return to race action with United Autosports at Spa (+photo)

British former 24 Hours of Le Mans race winner to drive Audi GT3 sports car

Britain’s Mark Blundell will drive an Audi R8 LMS sports car for United Autosports in the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium this summer (Jul 31-Aug 1). The 44-year-old Royston-based Londoner who won the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans but stepped away from active motorsport after finishing second in the French marathon seven years ago, makes a one-off return to the cockpit for the high-profile American-owned, British operated “customer” Audi team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

V8 Supercar team eyes Hamilton for 2010 race

“I’d love to get Hamilton” -Dane

Lewis Hamilton could be at the wheel of an Australian V8 Supercar for a race next year. Team Vodafone boss Roland Dane said this week that the McLaren driver and 2008 world champion would have raced in 2009 if the newly launched Gold Coast SuperCarnivale did not clash with the Korean grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Anthony Hamilton joins football management foray

Involved with 2mb International Soccer Management as an advisor will be Anthony Hamilton

Two names associated primarily with formula one have united for a foray into the world of professional football. Former grand prix driver Mark Blundell, already with a driver management company 2mb, has expanded the business to include the handling of soccer players. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

McLaren-Mercedes 250

Together, we’ve won 59 grands prix – nearly one victory every four races

Today’s European Grand Prix will mark the 250th race of the McLaren-Mercedes partnership. In light of this momentous occasion, we are issuing some facts and figures. Read the rest of this entry »