Blundell to act as driver steward in China
10 April 2013 – Mark Blundell will serve as the driver representative steward at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. The Briton has held the role once in the past and follows on from fellow countrymen Danny Sullivan and Derek Warwick who covered the first two races.
"It was interesting to be on the other side of the fence," Blundell told GPUpdate.net after his first stewarding experience at the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix. "It gave me a better understanding of what goes on during the course of the Grand Prix weekend, from the governing body’s side, and I think a lot of people don’t fully understand the amount of information which is coming in and has to be processed. It was good."
Blundell contested a quartet of Formula 1 seasons from 1991 to 1995, driving for Brabham, Ligier, Tyrrell and McLaren. During a gap year in 1992, he claimed victory in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans with Warwick and Frenchman Yannick Dalmas.
Having also raced in America's CART series, Blundell currently runs a management company, entitled 2mb, with fellow Formula 1 star turned commentator Martin Brundle.