Tuesday 19th August 1975
Mark Neary Donohue, Jr. (53) died from injuries from a crash during a practice session for the Australian Grand Prix. He lost control of his March after a tyre failed, sending him careening into the catch fencing at the fastest corner on the track, Voëst-Hugel. A track marshal was killed by debris from the accident, but Donohue did not appear to be significantly injured. It is thought that Donohue’s head struck on a trackside post. A headache resulted, which worsened and the day after the crash he lapsed into a coma from a cerebral hemorrhage and died.