Martin Donnelly will serve on the FIA Stewards' panel at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix

Former Grand Prix driver Martin Donnelly will make his second appearance on the FIA Stewards’ Panel at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. The Northern Irishman’s first outing came at last year’s Korean Grand Prix.

Martin Donnelly, 1990Forty-eight-year-old Donnelly made thirteen Grand Prix starts during his Formula 1 career which ran for two part-seasons in 1989 and 1990 with Arrows and Lotus. His Grand Prix career was curtailed in an horrific accident during qualifying for the 1990 Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, in which he suffered sickening injuries after being thrown from his destroyed car.

After a lengthy recuperation, Donnelly return to racing at a national level and went on to found a driver training academy.

More recently, Donnelly reunited with some of his old ‘Rat Pack’ colleagues – including Damon Hill, Julian Bailey, David Brabham and Perry McCarthy – to compete in a VW Golf Sirocco support race at the DTM championship round at Brands Hatch.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.