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Helmet of Mark Donohue

Flag of U.S.A. Mark Donohue

full name Mark Neary Donohue Jr. nationality American born March 18, 1937 hometown Summit, New Jersey died August 19, 1975 place of death Graz, Austria

Racing highlights

19741stInternational Race Of Champions
19731stCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19733rdL&M F5000 Championship
19691st24 Hours of Daytona
19683rdCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19681stUnited States Road Racing Championship
19672nd35th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class P +5.0
19671stUnited States Road Racing Championship
19662ndCanadian-American Challenge Cup
19611stSCCA National Championship Runoffs Class E Production

Racing career summary

Races entered166
Wins48
Podiums84
Pole positions26
Fastest laps25
Race win percentage28.9%
Podium percentage50.6%

Driver relations

Father of David Donohue.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1975Racing13 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing6 races3 wins3 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
1973Racing17 races2 wins7 podiums3 pole position4 fastest race laps
1972Racing15 races2 wins7 podiums4 pole position1 fastest race lap
1971Racing21 races9 wins11 podiums3 pole position5 fastest race laps
1970Racing18 races5 wins14 podiums3 pole position3 fastest race laps
1969Racing20 races7 wins9 podiums2 pole position4 fastest race laps
1968Racing27 races15 wins20 podiums6 pole position6 fastest race laps
1967Racing18 races3 wins10 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1966Racing10 races2 wins3 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
1965Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1961Racing? races? wins? podiums? pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of Mark Donohue

1975 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
15th4Penske Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC1Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear
March 751Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1975 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC1Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1975 Formula 1 Daily Express International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Penske Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC1Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1974 World Championship of F1 Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC1Cosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1974 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4333?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSR

1973 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Roger Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2110?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Matador

1973 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
1st139Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41333
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 917/30TC
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1973.

1973 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Offenhauser)

1973 L&M F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd64Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T330 HU19 (AMC V8)

1973 Trans-Am - TA

PositionPointsTeam
24th3Holbert's Porsche-Audi
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 911 Carrera RSRPorsche 2.8
Click to show race results for Trans-Am - TA 1973.

1973 World Championship for Makes 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche Carrera RSRPorsche 2.8

1972 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th1720Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
6131?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M16B (Offenhauser TC)

1972 NASCAR Winston Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Roger Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Matador

1972 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
4th62Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51431
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 917/10 TCPorsche 5.0 turbo
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1972.

1971 World Championship of Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
16th4Penske-White Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M19ACosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1971 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th1760US Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
8222?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T153 (Ford)
Lola T153 (Offenhauser)
McLaren M16A (Offenhauser)

1971 Formula 1 Questor Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
14th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T192 (Chevrolet)

1971 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 512MFerrari 5.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1971.

1971 39th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class S 5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0North American Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 512MFerrari 5.0Goodyear

1971 Trans-Am Sedan Over 2.5L champion

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
97815
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
AMC JavelinRambler 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-Am Sedan Over 2.5L champion 1971.

1970 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
11th1040US Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4021?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T153 (Chevrolet)
Lola T153 (Ford)

1970 US Formula A/F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th52Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
32312
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T192 HU19 (Chevrolet V8)

1970 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
113911
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
AMC JavelinRambler 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0 1970.

1969 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
23rd480US Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T152 (Offenhauser)
Lola (Chevrolet)

1969 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0Roger Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T163Chevrolet 7.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1969.

1969 US Formula A/F5000 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Carl Haas Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T190 (Chevrolet V8)

1969 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Roger Penske Sunoco Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk.3BChevroletGood Year

1969 Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske-Hilton Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
116824
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet CamaroChevrolet 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-American Championship - Over 2.0 1969.

1968 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
3rd23Roger Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
51400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M6BChevrolet 7.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1968.

1968 USAC National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
34th200US Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Eagle (Chevrolet)

1968 United States Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st45Roger Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
54435
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M6AChevrolet V8 7.0LGoodyear
Click to show race results for United States Road Racing Championship 1968.

1968 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
12th0Roger Penske Racing Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro Z28Chevrolet V8 5.0LGoodyear

1968 Trans-American Sedan Championship - Over 2.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Penske-Hilton Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
13101231
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro Z28Chevrolet 5.0
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship - Over 2.0 1968.

1967 Trans-American Sedan Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Roger Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
103601
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro Z28Chevrolet 5.0Firestone
Click to show race results for Trans-American Sedan Championship 1967.

1967 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Shelby-American Inc
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford GT40 Mk IV

1967 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
4th16Roger Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk. IIIBChevrolet 5.9
Lola T70 Mk. IIIBChevrolet 7.0
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1967.

1967 35th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class P +5.0

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Holman & Moody
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford GT40 Mk.IVFord 7.0Goodyear

1967 United States Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st54Roger Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk 2, Lola T70 Mk 3BChevroletFirestone

1966 Canadian-American Challenge Cup

PositionPointsTeam
2nd21Roger Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
61200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk. IIChevrolet 5.5
Click to show race results for Canadian-American Challenge Cup 1966.

1966 34th Grand Prix of Endurance 24 Hours of Le Mans Class P +5.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Holman & Moody Inc.
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford GT40 Mk.IIFord 7.0Goodyear

1966 United States Road Racing Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th9Roger Penske Racing Enterprises
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lola T70 Mk 2Chevrolet
Click to show race results for United States Road Racing Championship 1966.

1965 12 Hours of Sebring

PositionPointsTeam
11th0Mecom Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 250 LMFerrari

1961 SCCA National Championship Runoffs Class E Production

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Elva Courier
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