Mark Donohue's tragic comeback

Mark Donohue's tragic comeback

Mark Donohue returning from retirement to lead Roger Penske's Formula 1 team looked like a perfect match. As ADAM COOPER recalls, though, it ended in tragedy

When Mark Donohue died in Austria 40 years ago this week, motor racing lost not only a hugely successful driver, but also someone who would surely have enjoyed a long and productive career on the other side of the sport.

A mechanical engineering graduate from a wealthy New Jersey background, Donohue won everything in sight on the US scene, in every major category.

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