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LIGHTS TO FLAG: Mark Blundell on Williams, McLaren, racing in America, and swapping the cockpit for a TV studio

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Mark Blundell spent four years racing in Formula 1 in the early 1990s but never truly landed the machinery that his talent merited. He entered 63 Grands Prix for Brabham, Ligier, Tyrrell and McLaren and netted three podium finishes, and 32 points. In our latest Lights to Flag feature, the amiable Blundell reflects on his Formula 1 career, as well as spells in the US-based CART Championship, and on picking up the mic as a pundit in the 2000s.

From dream to reality

Blundell’s journey to Formula 1 didn’t start on four wheels, but rather two, having had his interest in motorsport piqued by a trip to an event with a family friend.

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