Ex-F1 driver Martin Brundle (LEFT) will join forces with son Alex at next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Brundle, 52, and son Alex, 21, will pilot the Nissan-powered Greaves Motorsport LMP2 prototype, which won its class and finished eighth overall in this year's installment of the legendary race. Brundle Sr. spearheaded Nissan's official works entry for Le Mans in 1997 in the R390 GT1. He also has taken victory at Le Mans previously, notably winning in the Silk Cut Jaguar in 1990. Brundle said the prospect of sharing with his son would make one of the world's greatest races even more special.
"This is an unexpected pleasure, heightened by the fact I will be teammates with my son," Martin Brundle said. "I'm eagerly anticipating a very special feeling when handing the car over to Alex during one of the world's greatest motor races. Class victory in front of the fanatical Le Mans spectators is the goal."
Alex Brundle, who raced in this year's Formula 2 championship, said he planned to dovetail his Le Mans bid with open-wheel activities in 2012.
"I loved driving the Le Mans circuit at this year's official test day, and a chance to compete in the full Le Mans Series, as well as the Le Mans 24 Hours, along with my single-seater activities in 2012 is brilliant for my career," he explained. "At Le Mans, my father has been on pole position, led many times and been part of the winning team; this can fast-track my learning process. My thanks go to Nissan and Greaves Motorsport for creating this important opportunity."
The Brundles have shared driving duties before, particularly in Radical sports cars, for which Alex Brundle serves as an official development driver.
They follow in the footsteps of a small number of father and son combinations to have competed at Le Mans, a list which includes Mario and Michael Andretti and an ill-fated bid from Nigel Mansell and sons Leo and Greg.