Martin competed in Formula Three in the nineties against other drivers like ex-team-mate Damon Hill, Eddie Irvine, Johnny Herbert, Martin Brundle and quite a few other European drivers, who all reached Formula One at more or less the same time together. He also became the FIA Formula Three World Champion in 1987 by winning the Macau GP.
His dream of reaching Formula One was attained in 1989, substituting for the injured Derek Warwick at the French GP at Paul Ricard for the Arrows Grand Prix Team, and then racing for Camel Team Lotus (where Derek later became his team mate in 1990). In this time he raced against revered drivers like Senna, Mansell and Prost, before his famous crash at the Spanish GP at Jerez called time on his promising career at the height of motorsport.
Around that time he also competed in high profile races including the Spa 12 hours, Daytona 24 hours, and the iconic Le Mans 24 hours.
Since then Martin has remained very much involved in motor racing: as a driver, team owner, team manager, driver coach, FIA driver steward, manufacturer ambassador, and of course as a passionate fan. He has competed again with his old F1 friends, and also raced as a team with his son, Stefan.
He has now had a long career in motorsport and would love nothing more than to share his insights from not only his determination to live and stay alive, but to race again and fight to get back what was horrifically taken away from him.
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