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Martin Donnelly Portrait

Martin Donnelly is an ex-Formula One driver, an FIA Formula One driver steward, a chief instructor and brand ambassador to Lotus Cars, and a household name amongst many racing and track day enthusiasts.

With over 40 years of motorsport experience, Martin has developed Donnelly Track Academy to combine with those sharing his passion, by offering coaching to both amateur and professional drivers alike. 


"In 1990 Martin Donnelly survived one of the largest Formula 1 accidents in the history of the sport, it ended his career only hours after signing his dream contract. From humble beginnings in Belfast, we learn this true story through the words of the man who knows it best; Martin himself. A truly compelling story of reaching for your dreams and dealing with adversity."

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FORMULA FOR SUCCESS - Martin Donnelly: Racing in F3 & Bonding with Senna

"Former F1 driver Martin Donnelly sits down with David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan. The Northern Irishman remembers growing up in Belfast in the 1970s, racing against future F1 drivers in Formula 3 and forming a special relationship with a three-time F1 world champion."

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PART 2 coming soon . . .


"We covered everything from his beginning in racing, hopping over the Boarding School walls to go racing, doing it for the love of getting behind the wheel, getting noticed in the press and within the racing world, progressing through the series to link up with Eddie Jordan, controversy at Knockhill Racing Circuit, staying on Damon Hill's good side, the famous "Rat Pack" of terrific drivers & characters, getting F1 deals done, car setups, the BTCC and his involvement with the title winning INFINITI cars, and of course that horrendous accident at Circuito de Jerez that nearly claimed his life... and his staggering recovery... "

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"This week, F1 racing driver Martin Donnelly joins John Marcar and a very special guest host Miles Lacey for the latest Driven Chat Podcast. Martin Donnelly is perhaps best known as the survivor of a horrifying 170mph crash whilst testing his Lotus F1 car at the Jerez Circuit in 1990. It was a crash that would end his F1 career but against all odds, not his life..."

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