Mark is a British racing driver, also known as a presenter and commentator for British television. He was a Formula One presenter for the British broadcaster ITV until the end of the 2008 season when the TV broadcasting rights switched to the BBC.
At 14, he raced at the top level of schoolboy motocross, becoming a top 36 nationally-ranked rider and winning many championships.
At 17, Mark transferred his abilities onto four wheels, and immediately set about becoming one of Britain’s rising stars in Formula Ford.
At this point in his career, Blundell decided it was time to take his continuing success, and move on to international racing. He bypassed the traditional stepping stone of Formula Three and joined TOMS-Toyota in Formula 3000. Despite having to cope with an underfunded and underpowered car, he showed incredible talent and strung together a series of promising results, including a number of race wins. He even started a few races at Formula Three, showing ability there as well. 1987 meant a switch to the works Lola team in F3000, at that time one of the biggest teams in the series. In a closely contested season, Blundell managed a very respectable sixth place in the final standings.
Throughout his racing career Mark’s experiences have included Formula One, sports car, and CART racing.
Along the way Mark landed a factory seat with the crack Nissan sportscar team and a testing contract with the equally rated Williams F1 outfit. He also became an advisor for young driver Philip Glew. Glew competed in the 2001 Avon Junior Formula Ford Championship and is a close family friend.
In 2002, Mark had an expanded MG programme, which included a run in the British round of the World Rally Championship, in addition to a regular studio expert role with ITV’s Formula One coverage and regular presenter duties for Carlton Television’s Pulling Power Series.
From 2004, Mark concentrated more and more on his TV career as well as launching 2MB Sports Management Ltd with Martin Brundle – a new driver management company.
Off-track, Blundell joined ITV television in Britain as an analyst during the Formula One season. This position lasted until the end of the 2008 Formula One season when ITV lost coverage to the BBC.
2MB Sports Management Ltd has since gone from strength to strength and now represents a number of drivers, including the likes of Gary Paffett, Mike Conway, and Tim Bridgman.