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Flag of Great Britain John Watson

nationality British age 67 years old born May 4, 1946 hometown Belfast, Northern Ireland

Career summary

Helmet of John Watson
Races entered249
Wins9
Podiums39
Pole positions5
Fastest laps7
Race win percentage3.6%
Podium percentage15.7%

Racing highlights

19872ndWorld Sports-Prototype Championship
19823rdFormula 1
19773rdFormula 1 Race of Champions
19752ndFormula 1 Race of Champions

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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.

19930 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19905 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19894 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19887 races0 wins5 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19879 races3 wins6 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
19869 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
19855 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19844 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
198315 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
198215 races2 wins5 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
198116 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
198019 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
197918 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
197816 races0 wins3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
197718 races0 wins2 podiums2 pole position2 fastest race laps
197617 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
197517 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
197421 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19739 races0 wins2 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
19729 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
197111 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19704 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
19691 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of John Watson

1993Formula 1 - Test driver
Williams
Car: Williams FW15C (Renault)
1990Formula 1 - Test driver
Jordan
World Sports-Prototype Championship
4 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Toyota Team Tom's
Cars: Toyota 90C-V, Toyota 89C-V
11thLe Mans 24h - C1 class
Italya Sport / Richard Lloyd Racing
Car: Porsche 962C
198955thWorld Sports-Prototype Championship
3 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Toyota Team Tom's
Car: Toyota 89C-V
Le Mans 24h - C1 class
Toyota Team Tom's
Car: Toyota 89 C-V
198823rdWorld Sports-Prototype Championship
4 races. 0 wins. 2 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Silk Cut Jaguar
Car: Jaguar XJR-9
18thIMSA Camel GTP Championship
3 races. 0 wins. 3 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Castrol Jaguar Racing
Car: Jaguar XJR-9
19872ndWorld Sports-Prototype Championship
9 races. 3 wins. 6 podiums. 1 pole position. 0 fastest race laps.
Silk Cut Jaguar
Car: Jaguar XJR-8
16thAll Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship
0 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Silk Cut Jaguar
Car: Jaguar XJR-8
198628thIMSA Camel GTP Championship
9 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 1 fastest race laps.
BMW North America
Car: BMW GTP
1985Formula 1
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Marlboro McLaren International
Car: McLaren MP4-2B - TAG
7thInternational Race Of Champions
3 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Car: Chevrolet
FIA World Endurance Championship
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Rothmans Porsche
Car: Porsche 956
198423rdFIA World Endurance Championship
4 races. 1 win. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Group 44-Jaguar, Rothmans Porsche
Car: Porsche 956
7thAll Japan Sports-Prototype Championship
0 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Rothmans Porsche
Car: Porsche 956
19836thFormula 1
14 races. 1 win. 3 podiums. 0 pole positions. 1 fastest race laps.
Marlboro McLaren International
Car: McLaren MP4-1C - Ford, MP4-1E - TAG
Formula 1 Race of Champions
Marlboro McLaren International
Car: McLaren MP4/1C (Ford Cosworth)
19823rdFormula 1
15 races. 2 wins. 5 podiums. 0 pole positions. 1 fastest race laps.
Marlboro McLaren International
Car: McLaren MP4-1B - Ford
19816thFormula 1
15 races. 1 win. 4 podiums. 0 pole positions. 1 fastest race laps.
Marlboro McLaren International
Car: McLaren M29C, MP4-1
5thFormula 1 South African Grand Prix
Marlboro McLaren International
Car: McLaren M29C (Cosworth)
198011thFormula 1
13 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Marlboro Team McLaren
Car: McLaren M29B, M29C - Ford
Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
Marlboro Team McLaren
Car: McLaren M29B (Cosworth)
7thInternational Race Of Champions
3 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Car: Chevrolet
5thSMMT Motor Show Trophy - Group 1
Car: 3.0 Ford Capri
23rdProcar BMW M1
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
BMW Motorsport
Car: BMW M1
19799thFormula 1
15 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Marlboro Team McLaren, Lowenbrau Team McLaren
Car: McLaren M26, M28, M28B, M28C, M29 - Ford
Formula 1 Race of Champions
Marlboro Team McLaren
Car: McLaren M28 (Cosworth)
International Race Of Champions
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Car: Chevrolet
Procar BMW M1
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
BMW Motorsport
Car: BMW M1
19786thFormula 1
16 races. 0 wins. 3 podiums. 1 pole position. 0 fastest race laps.
Parmalat Racing Team
Cars: Brabham BT46 (Alfa Romeo), Brabham BT45C (Alfa Romeo), Brabham BT46B (Alfa Romeo)
197713thFormula 1
17 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 1 pole position. 2 fastest race laps.
Martini Racing
Cars: Brabham BT45 (Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12), Brabham BT45B (Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12)
3rdFormula 1 Race of Champions
Started from pole position.
Motor Racing Developments
Car: Brabham BT45 (Alfa Romeo)
19767thFormula 1
16 races. 1 win. 3 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Citibank Team Penske
Cars: Penske PC3 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8), Penske PC4 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
Formula 1 Race of Champions
Citibank Team Penske
Car: Penske PC3 (Cosworth)
1975Formula 1
13 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Team Surtees, John Player Team Lotus, Penske Cars
Cars: Surtees TS16 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8), Lotus 72E (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8), Penske PC1 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
2ndFormula 1 Race of Champions
Team Surtees
Car: Surtees TS16 (Cosworth)
4thFormula 1 BRDC International Trophy
Team Surtees
Car: Surtees TS16 (Cosworth)
5thFormula 1 Automobile Club de Suiss Grand Prix
Team Surtees
Car: Surtees TS16 (Cosworth)
19thInterserie
1 race. 0 wins. 1 podiums. ? pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Car: Alaf Romeo 33 TT12
197415thFormula 1
15 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
John Goldie Racing with Hexagon
Cars: Brabham BT42 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8), Brabham BT44 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
11thFormula 2 Europe
5 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Team Surtees
Cars: Surtees TS15 (Ford BDA), Surtees TS15 (BMW)
11thFormula 2 Rouen-les-Essarts Grand Prix
Team Surtees
Car: Surtees TS15A (BMW)
1973Formula 1
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
Cars: Brabham BT37 (Ford Cosworth), Brabham BT42 (Ford Cosworth)
Formula 1 Race of Champions
Motor Racing Developments
Car: Brabham BT42 (Cosworth)
21stFormula 2 Europe
3 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Motor Racing Developments
Car: Brabham BT40 (Ford BDA)
16thFormula 5000 Great Britain
2 races. 0 wins. 1 podiums. 1 pole position. 0 fastest race laps.
Hexagon Racing
Car: Trojan T101 (Chevrolet)
Springbok Trophy Series
? races. ? wins. ? podiums. ? pole positions. ? fastest race laps.
Chevron Cars
Car: Chevron B26 (Ford)
Le Mans 24h - S 3.0
Gulf Research Racing
Car: Mirage M6 (Ford Cosworth)
19726thRothmans 50,000
Chevron Racing Team
Car: Chevron B20 (Ford)
23rdFormula 2 Europe
6 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Allan McCall Team Tui
Cars: Leda-Tui AM29 (Ford), Leda-Tui BH2 (Ford)
6thFormula 1 World Championship Victory Race
Hexagon of Highgate
Car: March 721 (Cosworth)
Formula 2 Great Britain
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 1 fastest race laps.
Chevron Racing
Car: Chevron B20 (Ford)
197115thFormula 2 Europe
8 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
John Watson
Car: Brabham BT30 (FVA)
I Speed International Trophy
Car: Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)
6thI Swedish Gold Cup - Formula 2
John Watson
Car: Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)
8thFormula 2 - Rothmans International Trophy
John Watson
Car: Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)
1970Formula 2 Europe
2 races. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
John Watson
Car: Brabham BT30 (FVA)
9thXXXIII Internationales ADAC-Eifelrennen
Car: Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)
VII Grote Prijs van Limborg
Car: Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)
1969Formula 2 Europe
1 race. 0 wins. 0 podiums. 0 pole positions. 0 fastest race laps.
Team Ireland
Car: Lotus 48 (Cosworth)

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