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Ex-F1 star leaves British GT Championship

Ex-F1 driver and pundit has stepped down from his role with United Autosports due to 'increasing business commitments'
Former F1 driver and television pundit Mark Blundell has stepped down from his role as a driver for United Autosports to concentrate on 'business commitments'.

Blundell, who spent his F1 career with the likes of Tyrrell and McLaren, had been competing as a driver in the British GT Championship in the McLaren MP4-12C.

United Autosports say that the door will remain open for Blundell to return to the race seat, as the ex-ITV pundit cites work commitments as his reasons for stepping down: “It's a great shame that I have to step-down from the British GT Championship,” Blundell said.

“My focus has been on building my sports management business and I need to commit my time and attention to that in full, as will became apparent in the near future with a very exciting announcement.”

Blundell will still be connected with the American outfit and has not ruled out a return in the future: “I shall still be present in an ambassador role for United Autosports to support the team and personal sponsors, all of whom I would like to say a big thank you,” he added.

“The time is right and I can assure the team of my full involvement, I hope to be back behind the wheel of a United Autosports race car in the future.”

Blundell had endured a tough start to his British GT Championship campaign and was critical of driving standards after an early incident on track put him out of the recent three hour race at Silverstone.



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Jody Firth / Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C
Jody Firth / Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C
Jody Firth / Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C
Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C
Jody Firth / Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C
Jody Firth / Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C
Jody Firth / Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C
Jody Firth / Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C
Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C
Mark Blundell United Autosports McLaren MP4 12C

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