Brundle makes it to the big time in Brazil

On this day in 1984, Sky F1's very own Martin Brundle stepped into the limelight, making his F1 debut at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Brundle qualified his Tyrrell-Cosworth 18th, a few spots ahead of team mate and fellow rookie Stefan Bellof, the performance earning the Briton a broad smile from Ken Tyrrell.

"I think it will take me two or three races to feel completely at home," the young rookie told Motorsport's Alan Henry at the time. "My heart still misses a beat when I get it into a slide!"

The next day, Brundle drove a no-nonsense race to cross the checkered flag a remarkable 5th. Alas, Tyrrell was later excluded from the results for various technical infringements.