Donohue, Mark (USA)
b 18/3/1937 (Summit, New Jersey) - d 19/8/1975 (Graz, Austria)
1961 - Class champion in SCCA sportscar championship (Elva Courier)
1962 - F.Junior & TVR
1965 - SCCA class C and class B champion (Lotus 23, Mustang)
1966 - 2nd at Sebring (Ford Mk II), Can-Am victory at Mosport (Penske Group
1967 - US Road Racing champion
1968 - US Road Racing champion. Trans-Am champion (won 10 out of 13 races)
1969 - Trans-Am champion (6 wins out of 12 races). 7th at Indy 500, Rookie
of the Year
1970 - 2nd Indy 500. Formula A, won 2 out of 3 races.
1971 - 2 F1 attempts (Penske), 4 points, J16th. 3rd Canada, DNS US GP (raced
USAC instead). Trans-Am (3rd), USAC (won Pocono 500 & Michigan 200
in a McLaren), and sportscars (Ferrari 512M)
1972 - won Indy 500 (Penske-McLaren), Can-Am
1973 - Can-Am champion (Porsche 917), 6 wins
1974 - 2 F1 GP (Penske), 0 points
1975 - 12 F1 attempts (Penske), 4 points, 15th. While practicing for
Austrian GP, tyre thought to have deflated, pitching car into
catch fencing and over barrier, killing a marshal, injuring another.
Although apparently unharmed, he later lapsed into unconciousness,
dying three days later in Graz hospital, despite brain surgery.