Martin Donnelly - The F1 Driver who 'probably should be dead'

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.

In this week's podcast, John and Miles speak to Martin about his unorthodox route to F1, coming from a small town in Northern Ireland amidst the infamous 'troubles' of the 1970s and 80s and learn how a young opportunist ended up competing in Formula 3 and Formula 3000 before later signing a contract with the globally renowned Chapman Family to drive for Lotus in Formula 1.

Martin shares some fantastic stories of his younger years and takes us through to the fateful day that ended his career with his own personal account of events and the week leading up to the incident.

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