Donnelly to be Australia driver steward
15 March 2016 – Martin Donnelly has been named as the FIA's driver steward for the Australian Grand Prix.
Donnelly, who will join Gerd Ennser and Enzo Spano on the panel, first acted as a Formula 1 driver steward at the 2011 Korean Grand Prix, and has carried out the role on a number of occasions since.
Donnelly made his Formula 1 debut with Arrows in France in 1989, replacing the injured Derek Warwick, and went on to join Lotus for the 1990 season, recording a best finish of seventh in Hungary.
Donnelly's Formula 1 career came to an end with a violent practice crash at the Circuito de Jerez, in which the Belfast-born racer suffered a range of serious injuries after being thrown from his car.
After a lengthy recovery period, Donnelly returned to motorsport competition, and most recently appeared in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), contesting last year's Thruxton round.