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Donnelly to be driver steward in Canada

Ulsterman Martin Donnelly to take up stewards role in Montreal, repeating what he did in Korea last season

Martin Donnelly will act as the FIA's driver steward at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal this weekend, it has been confirmed.

The 47-year-old, who shined in the junior categories in the 1980s, made his grand prix debut with Arrows at the 1989 French GP at Paul Ricard, substituting for Derek Warwick. He qualified 14th and raced to a creditable 12th.

He was then offered a race drive at Lotus alongside Warwick for 1990 and started 12 races, recording a best finish of seventh at the Hungarian GP. However, his time in F1 was cut short when, later in the season, a suspension failure caused a huge accident in practice for the Spanish GP at Jerez.

Despite the serious injuries he suffered, Donnelly recovered sufficiently to race competitively in national events.

He now runs the Donnelly Track Academy and has held a number of racing team management positions.

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Former F1 star Martin Donnelly

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