Join ex-Lotus Formula One star Martin Donnelly as he recounts a meteoric career that saw him leave Belfast behind to win in every key formulae, on his way to race in Grand Prix on pure merit. Having signed one of the most lucrative newcomer contracts ever to stay with the Lotus-Lamborghini F1 team, Donnelly will take us frame by frame through the 176MPH 42G mechanical failure shunt that cut short his immensely promising career, shortened his legs, shut down his lungs and kidneys, lead to a six weeks on a respirator in a medically-induced coma – plus a further two years of recuperation.

In his usual self-deprecating style, Donnelly will explore his fight back from the abyss, how he came to terms with the realisation that his Formula One career was over, followed by his eventual transformation into team owner, performance coach and, these days, Grand Prix legend. Martin Donnelly changed Formula One, changed himself – and his story may change you.

Interviewing Donnelly will be racer, presenter & automotive professional, Steve Deeks, the auditorium for the evening being the beautiful heritage workshops and Classic Performance Engineering at Bicester Heritage.

Guest numbers are strictly limited to sixty for this intimate evening. Ticket price includes Artisan Burritos from The Oxford Foodies, Drinks from The Wriggly Monkey Brewery and exclusive workshop tour of Classic Performance Engineering Ltd.

Tickets –

Date and time

Sat, 23 April 2022

18:30 – 22:00 BST


Classic Performance Engineering Ltd

Buckingham Road


OX26 5HA

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