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Martin Donnelly

Martin Donnelly, 1989, Formula 3000 meeting at Pergusa, Italy. Copyright Giuseppe Franzone, 2010. Used with permission.

Martin Donnelly, 1989, Formula 3000 meeting at Pergusa, Italy. Copyright Giuseppe Franzone, 2010. Used with permission.

Martin Donnelly, Silverstone Classic, July 2017. Copyright, David Hayhoe, 2017. Used with Permission.

Martin Donnelly, Silverstone Classic, July 2017. Copyright, David Hayhoe, 2017. Used with Permission.

Born:

26 Mar 1964
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

13 (1989-1990)

F3000 starts:

15 (1988-1989)

After suffering grave injuries in the 1990 Spanish GP practice, he retired and became involved with the sport in junior single-seater formulae, running many successful teams. Then he worked with Comtec as a driver development coach and manager. Still races occasionally, mostly in UK endurance events or historics, and in 2014, started racing with son Stefan. However, Martin's main role is as chief driving instructor for the Lotus Driver's Academy and dovetails this job with his FIA driving steward role on occasion. He runs his own driver academy and does a lot of public speaking too. Despite this, in 2015, he made a surprise racing appearance in the British Touring Car Championship. In 2019, he also announced that he is running a team in the Ginetta Junior series which supports the British Touring Car Series.

Biography last updated 16 Jan 2019