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Helmet of John Watson

Flag of Great Britain John Watson

nationality British age 72 years old born May 4, 1946 hometown Belfast, Northern Ireland

Racing highlights

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

Racing career summary

Races entered250
Wins9
Podiums38
Pole positions5
Fastest laps7
Race win percentage3.6%
Podium percentage15.2%

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.

2017Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1993Racing0 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1990Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing7 races0 wins5 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1987Racing9 races3 wins6 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1986Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1985Racing5 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing4 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1983Racing15 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1982Racing15 races2 wins5 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1981Racing16 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1980Racing19 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing18 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing16 races0 wins3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1977Racing18 races0 wins2 podiums2 pole position2 fastest race laps
1976Racing17 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing17 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1974Racing21 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1973Racing9 races0 wins2 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1972Racing9 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1971Racing11 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1969Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of John Watson

2017 Spa Six Hours Classic GTS10 Class

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus Elan 26RFord 1.6

1993 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Williams
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW15C (Renault)

1990 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Jordan
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Toyota Team Tom's
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota 90C-V
Toyota 89C-V

1990 Le Mans 24h - C1 class

PositionPointsTeam
11th0Italya Sport / Richard Lloyd Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 962C

1989 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
55th1Toyota Team Tom's
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota 89C-V

1989 Le Mans 24h - C1 class

PositionPointsTeam
0Toyota Team Tom's
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota 89 C-V

1988 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
23rd42Silk Cut Jaguar
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XJR-9

1988 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th47Castrol Jaguar Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XJR-9

1987 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd102Silk Cut Jaguar
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
93610
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XJR-8

1987 All Japan Sports Prototype Car Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th20Silk Cut Jaguar
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XJR-8

1986 IMSA Camel GTP Championship

PositionPointsTeam
28th22BMW North America
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW GTP

1985 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-2B - TAG

1985 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
7th30
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1985 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Rothmans Porsche
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1984 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
23rd26Rothmans-Porsche
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1984 All Japan Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th20Rothmans Porsche
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Porsche 956

1983 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
6th22Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
141301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-1C - Ford, MP4-1E - TAG

1983 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4/1C (Ford Cosworth)

1982 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
3rd39Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
152501
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-1B - Ford

1981 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
6th27Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
151401
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M29C, MP4-1

1981 Formula 1 South African Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Marlboro McLaren International
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M29C (Cosworth)

1980 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
11th6Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M29BCosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear
McLaren M29CCosworth DFV 3.0Goodyear

1980 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
0Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M29B (Cosworth)

1980 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
7th30
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1980 SMMT Motor Show Trophy - Group 1

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
3.0 Ford Capri

1980 Procar BMW M1

PositionPointsTeam
23rd3BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1

1979 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
9th15Marlboro Team McLaren, Lowenbrau Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M26, M28, M28B, M28C, M29 - Ford

1979 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0Marlboro Team McLaren
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren M28 (Cosworth)

1979 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet Camaro

1979 Procar BMW M1

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M1

1978 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
6th25Parmalat Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160310
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT46 (Alfa Romeo)
Brabham BT45C (Alfa Romeo)
Brabham BT46B (Alfa Romeo)

1977 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
13th9Martini Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170112
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT45 (Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12)
Brabham BT45B (Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12)

1977 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0Motor Racing Developments
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT45 (Alfa Romeo)

1976 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
7th20Citibank Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC3 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
Penske PC4 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1976 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0Citibank Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Penske PC3 (Cosworth)

1975 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Surtees, John Player Team Lotus, Penske Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
130000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS16 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
Lotus 72E (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
Penske PC1 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1975 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Team Surtees
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS16 (Cosworth)

1975 Formula 1 BRDC International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Team Surtees
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS16 (Cosworth)

1975 Formula 1 Automobile Club de Suiss Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Team Surtees
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS16 (Cosworth)

1975 Interserie

PositionPointsTeam
19th15Willi Kauhsen Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100?0
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo 33 TT12Alfa Romeo

1974 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
15th6John Goldie Racing with Hexagon
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT42 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)
Brabham BT44 (Ford Cos. DFV 3.0 V8)

1974 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
11th6Team Surtees
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS15 (Ford BDA)
Surtees TS15 (BMW)

1974 Formula 2 Rouen-les-Essarts Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
11th0Team Surtees
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Surtees TS15A (BMW)

1973 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT37 (Ford Cosworth)
Brabham BT42 (Ford Cosworth)

1973 Formula 1 Race of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
0Motor Racing Developments
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT42 (Cosworth)

1973 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
21st4Motor Racing Developments
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT40 (Ford BDA)

1973 Formula 5000 Great Britain

PositionPointsTeam
16th24Hexagon Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20110
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Trojan T101 (Chevrolet)

1973 Springbok Trophy Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Chevron Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B26 (Ford)

1973 Le Mans 24h - S 3.0

PositionPointsTeam
0Gulf Research Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mirage M6 (Ford Cosworth)

1972 Rothmans 50,000

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Chevron Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B20 (Ford)

1972 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
23rd4Allan McCall Team Tui
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Leda-Tui AM29 (Ford)
Leda-Tui BH2 (Ford)

1972 Formula 1 World Championship Victory Race

PositionPointsTeam
6th0Hexagon of Highgate
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
March 721 (Cosworth)

1972 Formula 2 Great Britain

PositionPointsTeam
0Chevron Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevron B20 (Ford)

1971 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
15th5John Watson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT30 (FVA)

1971 I Speed International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)

1971 I Swedish Gold Cup - Formula 2

PositionPointsTeam
6th0John Watson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)

1971 Formula 2 - Rothmans International Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
8th0 John Watson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)

1970 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
0John Watson
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT30 (FVA)

1970 XXXIII Internationales ADAC-Eifelrennen

PositionPointsTeam
9th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)

1970 VII Grote Prijs van Limborg

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Brabham BT30 (Cosworth)

1969 Formula 2 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
0Team Ireland
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lotus 48 (Cosworth)
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