Alex Brundle is a British racing driver, a son of former F1 and endurance racer Martin Brundle, who achieved the most in sports car racing.
Alex was on a podium at 24 Hours of Le Mans two times, finishing second in LMP2 class in 2013 with OAK Racing and then in 2017 with Jackie Chan DC Racing. In 2017, he was also third overall at Le Mans. He clinched his only championship title so far in the European Le Mans Series in 2016, winning the LMP3 class with United Autosports.
A son of Formula 1 driver and Le Mans winner
Born in August 1990 in King's Lynn, England, as a son of Martin Brundle, who won Le Mans 24 Hours in June 1990, Alex was predestined to follow his father's footsteps and he started to race very early, at the age of eight. He moved from karting competitions to T Cars in 2006, but also made a debut in open-wheel racing in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy.
In 2007, Alex stayed in the Formula Palmer Audi main championship, finishing eleventh in the points. He spent one more year in the series, scoring three podiums in 2008 and finishing sixth in the points.
Alex Brundle in GP3 Series in 2012
Gaining no success in open-wheel competitions
In 2009, Brundle graduated to FIA Formula Two Championship. At the wheel of the #5 Williams-Audi, he finished the best in the fifth place at Spa and ended a season 19th in the points. In 2010, Brundle left Formula Two to race with T-Sport in the British Formula Three Championship. Driving the #7 Dallara-Volkswagen, he scored no wins or podiums to finish 17th in the points.
Alex returned to the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2011. His results improved and he scored three podiums, finishing the season seventh in the final classification. The next step in Alex's career was the GP3 Series in 2012. He raced with Carlin, reached one podium and finished 16th in the points.
ELMS and Le Mans 24h debut in 2012
In 2012, Alex Brundle also made a debut in sports car competitions, driving a Zytek Z11SN-Nissan for Greaves Motorsport in the LMP2 class of the European Le Mans Series but also at 24 Hours of Le Mans. His full-time partner in the ELMS was Tom Kimber-Smith and they finished fifth in the points.
At Le Mans, he was sharing the #42 Zytek with his father and Lucas Ordonez, finishing 15th overall and 8th in LMP2 class.
Le Mans podium with OAK Racing in 2013
Alex joined OAK Racing in two rounds of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship and then stayed with the team for the full 2013 FIA WEC season. He scored six podiums in eight races in the #24 Morgan LMP2-Nissan and ended second in LMP2 standings, together with teammates Olivier Pla and David Heinemeier-Hansson.
One of those podiums was at 24 Hours of Le Mans. The #24 crew finished 8th overall and second in LMP2 class. Outside FIA WEC in 2013, Brundle was driving Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 for Fortec Motorsport at Spa 24 Hours.
Double European/American programme in 2014
In 2014, Brundle started a season at Daytona 24 Hours with Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, finishing fifth in the #6 Oreca 03-Nissan. The race was a part of the inaugural IMSA United SportsCar Championship. For the rest of the season, Brundle joined OAK Racing, driving Morgan LMP2 or Ligier JS P2 in five races. He was on a podium at Watkins Glen and COTA.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Brundle raced with OAK Racing at Le Mans, finishing fifth in LMP2 class, and spent a season with ART Grand Prix in the GTC class of the European Le Mans Series. He was driving the #99 McLaren MP4-12C GT3, finishing 14th in the points.
Martin and Alex Brundle in 2016
Victorious return to ELMS in 2016
In 2015, Brundle was out of racing for most of the year, participating in only two races. He was 13th at Daytona 24 Hours with Krohn Racing's Ligier JP P2-Judd. In October, he joined Pegasus Racing at Shanghai's round of the World Endurance Championship, finishing fifth in class in a Morgan LMP2.
In 2016, Brundle made a return to full-time racing in the European Le Mans Series, driving the #2 Ligier JS P3 for United Autosports. Sharing a car with Christian England and Mike Guasch, he won three races and became LMP3 class champion. In 2016, Brundle also joined G-Drive Racing in six FIA WEC rounds, winning three times in the #26 Oreca.
Overall podium at 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours
For the 2017 FIA WEC season, Brundle joined Jackie Chan DC Racing to drive the #37 Oreca 07-Gibson, sharing a car with Tristan Gommendy and team co-owner David Cheng.
The highlight of the season was the third place overall and second in LMP2 class at 24 Hours of Le Mans, behind teammates in the #37 car. Brundle scored no other podiums that year, finishing 11th in the LMP2 drivers' classification.
Alex Brundle in 2018
Combining prototypes and Aston Martin GT car in 2018
In 2018, Brundle started a season in the US, participating at Daytona 24h with Jackie Chan DC Racing and at Sebring 12 Hours with United Autosports. He finished fifth in both races. Then, he was signed to join Manor-Ginetta LMP1 project in the FIA WEC but to financial issues prevented the tea to start at Spa and Silverstone. He started at Le Mans but didn't finish the race.
Besides prototypes, Brundle is racing with R-Motorsport's Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, sharing a car with Maxime Martin and Marvin Kirchhofer.