Martin Brundle is known throughout much of the English-speaking world as the voice of Formula 1. As his 'apprenticeship' for this role, he was a successful Grand Prix driver for teams such as McLaren, Benetton, Brabham and Tyrrell. In 1988, he was the World Sportscar Champion, a category in which he reigned supreme.
Prior to all this, he first shot to fame when he had an epic tussle for the British Formula 3 Championship against Ayrton Senna no less. In identical cars, Brundle beat Senna eight times, led the series and finally finished a close second after more than 20 thrilling races.