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Ex-Formula 1 driver and former Le Mans 24 Hour winner Mark Blundell to join United Autosports alongside Richard Meins
United 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.
Sebastien Buemi is not getting excited despite preparing to clock up a career milestone this weekend.
Blick 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.
“Keep your heads down, stay safe and remember it’s a minority. Most people are decent.”
As 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.
The Eponymous driver turned watch designer puts his timepieces to the ultimate test
For 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.
Drivers were “off the throttle” in the yellow flag zone – Whitmarsh
The 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.
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
Some 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.
Trevor Foster commits to British-based team’s future
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.
Senna or Grosjean will replace Kubica at this week’s Jerez test.
There 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.
F1 marketing specialist Zak Brown has been named as a potential successor
For the sport’s long-standing chief Bernie Ecclestone
American 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.
Former Arrows team boss and owner Tom Walkinshaw has died of lung cancer aged 64.
The 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.
1988 Daytona winner Martin Brundle tempted back into competition with former Le Mans 24 Hour race winner Mark Blundell
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).
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.
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.
“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.
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.