Le Mans, France – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Richard Mille is delighted to support the return of his friend Martin Brundle to competitive racing on the
16th and 17th June when he will take part in the 80th occasion of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Together with
his young son Alex and Spanish driver Lucas Ordonez, Brundle will drive the Nissan powered Greaves
Motorsport LMP2, as it defends its 2011 Le Mans Series drivers’ and team titles.
Martin Brundle has enjoyed a successful career in motorsport. He has been in Formula 1 for over 10
seasons, staring 158 races. His career highlights include a close second finish behind Ayrton Senna in
the 1983 British Formula 3 Championship; the Drivers’ Title of the 1988 World Sportscar Championship
and victory in 1990 at Le Mans 24 Hours driving for Jaguar, in an XJR-12. Today Martin Brundle is a
highly regarded automotive journalist, being the voice of Formula 1 for British television since 1997. His
commentaries are beamed to millions of F1 fans in other English speaking nations.
Martin Brundle has a genuine passion for timepieces whose engineering and high technical content have a
close affinity to racing cars. When he first saw a Richard Mille watch, it was love at first sight!
Richard Mille has always been fascinated by mechanical things. When designing his timepieces he often
draws inspiration from motorsport, both for the conceptual aspects as well as for the technical solutions
involved. When hearing about Martin Brundle’s return to Le Mans 24 Hours, Richard Mille immediately
decided to sponsor the team and to extend his support to Alex Brundle, who will be racing in the Le Mans
Series as well as in GP3 this year.
Like the other Richard Mille Team partners – Rafael Nadal, Bubba Watson, Pablo Mac Donough, Felipe
Massa, Jules Bianchi, Romain Dumas, Charles Leclerc, Adrien Tambay, who wear their Richard Mille
watches when competing- Martin and Alex Brundle will wear Richard Mille timepieces whilst racing
competitively. This will be the original RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph, a watch which has been
specifically designed for motor racing.
“Richard’s passion for watches, motor racing and engineering is totally infectious” say Martin Brundle, ‘”I
am absolutely delighted that he is part of our Le Mans adventure.”’ His son Alex further comments: “I am
honoured to have the support of such an iconic brand for my racing programmes. I will do my very best
while representing Richard Mille at GP3 races, the Le Mans 24 hours, and Endurance events this year.”
Alex and Martin Brundle will warm up the engine at the 24 Hours Le Mans on the 16th and 17th June, and
Richard Mille is thrilled to support such an extraordinary father-and-son undertaking!