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GP Mexico F1 2022: Mark Blundell, the eighth driver for the Freightliner Legends Cup of the Mexican Grand Prix

ANDhe Mexican Grand Prix unveiled its eighth driver for the Freightliner Legends Cup by Super Cup. This is the British Mark Blundellwho joins the g


ANDhe Mexican Grand Prix unveiled its eighth driver for the Freightliner Legends Cup by Super Cup. This is the British Mark Blundellwho joins the grid for the support race to be held at the Autdromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

After a successful career in climbing categories such as Formula Ford 1600 and 2000, as well as British Formula 3 and International Formula 3000, Blundell became in 1990 the youngest driver in history to get the pole position of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.

That same year he debuted at the World Prototype Championship and In 1991 he made the leap to Formula 1 with the Brabham team. He was a driver for Ligier, Tyrrell and McLaren in the 1993, 94 and 95 seasons, respectively, to add 63 Grand Prix.

Immigrated to the United States in 1996 to become one of the stars of the IndyCar World Series and continued on his way in the CART until the year 2000. He was a contender against pilots like Paul Tracy, Max Papis, Oriol Servi, Michel Jourdain Jr. and Alex Taglianiwith whom he will meet on the track this October, at the Autdromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

The drivers who will be in the Freightliner Legends Cup of the 2022 Mexican GP | Courtesy GP Mexico

What is the Freightliner Legends Cup and which drivers will participate in the 2022 Mexican GP?

Before the return of Formula 1 to Mexico, there was a great golden age in international motorsports where Mexican drivers such as Mario Domnguez and Michel Jourdain Jr. disputed the victory wheel to wheel against outstanding drivers such as Oriol Servi, Paul Tracy and Max Papis. . Those great battles in the defunct Champ Car World Series championship They will be revived in 2022 within the Mexican Grand Prix.

This meeting of legends will take place above the Super Cup GTM cars, equipped with a V8 engine of approx. 500 horsepower, reaching a speed of up to 250 km/h and that have a 6-speed sequential transmission

The eight pilots confirmed so far are Mark Brundell, Bruno Junqueira, Paul Tracy, Max Papis, Oriol Servi, Michel Jourdain Jr., Mario Domnguez and Alex Tagliani,