John Watson

John Watson is a British ex-F1 driver from Northern Ireland who raced in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship between 1973 and 1985. He won 5 Grands Prix and claimed 2 pole positions during his career and famously won the 1981 British Grand Prix in front of his home crowd at Silverstone.

John Watson's F1 Wins
Win NumberGrand PrixCircuitDateRoundNo.TeamChassisTyreGridWinning MarginRace TimeSpeedDistance
11976 Austrian Grand PrixÖsterreichring15 August 197611/1628Penske FordPC4Goodyear210.7901:30:07.860212.430319.113
21981 British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit18 July 19819/157McLaren FordMP4/1Michelin540.6521:26:54.801221.506320.865
31982 Belgian Grand PrixCircuit Zolder9 May 19825/167McLaren FordMP4/1BMichelin107.2681:35:41.995187.047298.340
41982 Detroit Grand PrixDetroit Street Circuit6 June 19827/167McLaren FordMP4/1BMichelin1715.7261:58:41.043125.753248.750
51983 United Grand Prix WestLong Beach Street Circuit27 March 19832/157McLaren FordMP4/1CMichelin2227.9931:53:34.889129.752245.625


Nationality: British

Date of Birth: 04/05/1946

Place of Birth: Belfast

F1 Career Statistics

World Championship Titles: 0

Race Wins: 5

Pole Positions: 2

Front Row Starts: 11

Fastest Laps: 5

Podiums: 20

Points: 169

Grands Prix Entered: 154

Grands Prix Started: 152

DNQs: 2

Highest Race Finish: 1st

Highest Grid Position: 1st


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