An overlooked British talent

An overlooked British talent

Mark Blundell isn't often mentioned when the British stars of the past 30 years are discussed. EDD STRAW talks to a driver who tasted success on both sides of the Atlantic

Name the most successful British racing drivers of the past three decades. Nigel Mansell, Lewis Hamilton, Dario Franchitti, Damon Hill, Jenson Button, Martin Brundle, Dan Wheldon and Derek Warwick probably spring to mind.

But one that might not is Mark Blundell. You can argue that, unlike those named, he never won an international championship, but his CV still includes victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours (backed up by podium finishes in two of sportscar racing's other blue-riband events, Sebring and Daytona), three Indycar wins at a time when CART was in its pomp and three Formula 1 podium finishes.

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