JANUARY 22, 1996
Blundell joins PacWest
Blundell beat JJ Lehto and Allan McNish to secure the PacWest drive.
It is not the first time that Blundell has been passed over in F1. The 29-year-old made his F1 debut with Brabham in 1991 but did not race F1 in 1992. He made a comeback with Ligier in 1993 and then moved to Tyrrell in 1994, but was dropped by the Ockham team at the end of that year and was fortunate to compete in most races last year for McLaren - after NigelÊMansell fell out with the team.
Blundell finished 10th in the World Championship in 1993, and again last year, but will probably do better in the UnitedÊStates.