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'''Martin Donnelly''' (born 26 March 1964 in Belfast) is a British retired racing driver who formerly took part in [[Formula One]].  
 
'''Martin Donnelly''' (born 26 March 1964 in Belfast) is a British retired racing driver who formerly took part in [[Formula One]].  
  
He won the [[1988 Alternate International F3000 season|Formula 3000 title in 1988]] driving for Middlebridge Racing and after finishing third overall in [[1989 Alternate International F3000 season|1989]] for CoBRa Motorsports, he was signed by [[Tyrrell]] for the [[1990 Alternate Formula One season|1990 Formula One season]] as the replacement for outgoing Japanese driver [[Satoru Nakajima]]. The team struggled however and Donnelly did not score points that year - his teammate [[Jean Alesi]] could only muster a single point from Spa.  
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He won the [[1988 Alternate International F3000 season|Formula 3000 title in 1988]] driving for Middlebridge Racing and after finishing third overall in [[1989 Alternate International F3000 season|1989]] for CoBRa Motorsports, he was signed by [[Tyrrell]] for the [[1990 Alternate Formula One season|1990 Formula One season]] as the replacement for outgoing Japanese driver [[Satoru Nakajima]]. However, the team struggled and Donnelly did not score points that year - his teammate [[Jean Alesi]] could only muster a single point from Spa.  
  
 
After moving to [[Jordan]] in [[1991 Alternate Formula One season|1991]], Donnelly endured a much better season and brought home the team's first ever podium finish at the [[French Grand Prix]]. Consistently good results throughout the season meant that Donnelly would finish in ninth place overall.
 
After moving to [[Jordan]] in [[1991 Alternate Formula One season|1991]], Donnelly endured a much better season and brought home the team's first ever podium finish at the [[French Grand Prix]]. Consistently good results throughout the season meant that Donnelly would finish in ninth place overall.

Latest revision as of 10:58, 30 July 2020

Martin Donnelly (born 26 March 1964 in Belfast) is a British retired racing driver who formerly took part in Formula One.

He won the Formula 3000 title in 1988 driving for Middlebridge Racing and after finishing third overall in 1989 for CoBRa Motorsports, he was signed by Tyrrell for the 1990 Formula One season as the replacement for outgoing Japanese driver Satoru Nakajima. However, the team struggled and Donnelly did not score points that year - his teammate Jean Alesi could only muster a single point from Spa.

After moving to Jordan in 1991, Donnelly endured a much better season and brought home the team's first ever podium finish at the French Grand Prix. Consistently good results throughout the season meant that Donnelly would finish in ninth place overall.

Complete International Formula 3000 results

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Pts
1988 Middlebridge Racing March 88-B Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 JER
Ret
IMO
Ret
PAU
Ret
SIL
1
MNZ
Ret
PER
Ret
BHA
Ret
BIR
1
BUG
1
ZOL
1
DIJ
Ret
1st 36
1989 CoBRa Motorsports Lola T89/50 Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 SIL
4
IMO
Ret
PAU
Ret
JER
Ret
ASS
2
3rd 23
Reynard 89D Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 PER
Ret
BHA
1
BIR
4
SPA
Ret
LEM
5
DIJ
Ret

Complete Formula One World Championship Grand Prix Results

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1990 Rothmans Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 019 Ford DFR 3.5 V8 USA
8
BRA
Ret
PAC
DNQ
SMR
DNQ
MON
DNQ
CAN
Ret
MEX
15
FRA
10
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
10
ITA
13
POR
11
JPN
15
AUS
18
NC 0
1991 Team 7Up Jordan Jordan 191 Ford HBA4 3.5 V8 USA
11
BRA
9
PAC
6
SMR
5
MON
Ret
CAN
6
MEX
6
FRA
3
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
7†
BEL
9
ITA
Ret
POR
Ret
ESP
4
JPN
Ret
AUS‡
12
9th 12