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Database start - Driver search - John Watson


 
John 'Wattie' Watson, MBE, Great Britain
1946-05-04
F1 Career: British 1973 - Europe 1985

  Races
Wins
Pole
Podiums
FastLaps
Points
152
5
2
20
5
169
       
% Wins
% Poles
% Podiums
% FastLap
Points/Race
 
3,29%
1,32%
13,16%
3,29%
1,11p  
Now John works with his Silverstone-based Performance Driving School and took on a role as a commentator, most recently for the A1GP Series.
John has the record of starting furthest back and win a race, from 22nd (of 26) at the US GP 1983

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1985 - 0 #1 McLaren MP42B 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -
1983 6 22 #7 McLaren MP4/1C & 1E 1 0 2 0 1 14 6 1 dnq, 1 dsq
1982 2 39 #7 McLaren MP4B 2 2 1 0 1 15 5 -
1981 6 27 #7 McLaren M29F & MP4 1 2 1 0 1 15 5 -
1980 10 6 #7 McLaren M29 0 0 0 0 0 13 5 1 dnq
1979 9 15 #7 McLaren M28 & M29 0 0 1 0 0 15 5 -
1978 6 25 #2 Brabham BT45C & 46 0 1 2 1 0 16 6 -
1977 13 9 #7 Brabham BT45 & 45B 0 1 0 1 2 17 11 1 dsq
1976 7 20 #28 Penske PC3 & 4 1 0 2 0 0 16 5 -
1975 - 0 #18 Surtees TS16
#6 Lotus 72F
#28 Penske PC1 & 4
0 0 0 0 0 11
1
1
4
1
0
1 dsq
-
1 dns
1974 14 6 #28 Brabham BT42 & 44 0 0 0 0 0 15 4 -
1973 - 0 Brabham BT37 & 42 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 R, Private
Wins    Poles    FastLaps   

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed . Penske- Ford PC4, 1976 .
2019 Podcast: Beyond the grid . . .
2018 Monaco Historic GP . . .
2017 Superswede, movie about R Peterson . As himself .
1990 F1 Test driver . Jordan .
. 24h LeMans 11th Porsche 962C .
. Montreal 480km 7th Tom's Toyota 89C-V .
. Spa 480km 18th Tom's Toyota 89C-V .
. Silverstone 480km 12th Tom's Toyota 90C-V .
1989 24h LeMans ret Toyota 89C-V .
. Donington 480km 10th Tom's Toyota 89C-V .
1988 FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship 23rd Jaguar XJR-9 & XJR-8 .
. 24h LeMans ret Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9 LM .
. Jarama 360km 3rd Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8/88 .
. Jerez 800km 2nd Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9 .
1987 All Japan Endurance Championship 17th Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 .
. FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship 2nd Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 .
. 24h LeMans ret Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 .
. Spa 1000km 2nd Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 .
. Fuji 1000km winner Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 .
. Brands Hatch 1000km 3rd Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 .
. Jarama 360km winner Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 .
. Monza 1000km winner Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 .
. Silverstone 1000km 2nd Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-8 .
1985 24h LeMans ret Rothmans Porsche 962C .
1984 All Japan Endurance Championship 8th Porsche 956 .
. Fuji 1000km winner Rothmans Porsche 956 .
. Spa 1000km 6th Rothmans Porsche 956 .
. 24h LeMans ret Jaguar XJR-5 .
1983 Race of Champions ret McLaren MP4/1C Non championchip race
1982 Autosport Awards . British Competition Driver of the Year .
1981 South African GP 5th McLaren M29F Non championchip race
1980 Spanish GP ret McLaren M29 Non championchip race
1979 Race of Champions ret McLaren M28 Non championchip race
1977 Dijon 500km ret Alfa Romeo 33SC12 .
. Race of Champions 3rd Brabham BT45 Non championchip race
1976 Race of Champions ret Penske PC3 Non championchip race
1975 Interseries 19th Alfa Romeo T33TT12 .
. Formula 2 . Surtees some races
. Race of Champions 2nd Surtees TS16 Non championchip race
. BRDC International Trophy 4th Surtees TS16 Non championchip race
. Suisse Grand Prix 5th Surtees TS16 Non championchip race
. Nurburgring 1000km ret Mirage Gulf GR7 Ford .
1974 Formula 2 11th Surtees TS15 .
. Formula 5000 0p Trojan T101 .
. Nurburgring 1000km 15th Chevron B26 Hart .
1973 24h LeMans ret Mirage M6 Ford .
. 24h Daytona ret Mirage M6 Ford .
. Formula 2 20th Chevron B25 .
. Formula 5000 19th Trojan T101 .
. 6h Watkins Glen 5th Mirage M6 Ford .
. Zeltweg 1000km 4th Mirage M6 Ford .
. Race of Champions ret Brabham BT42 Non championship race
1972 European Formula 2 23rd Tui .
. World Championchip Victory Race 6th March 721 Non championship race
. John Player Trophy race at Brands Hatch 6th March 721 .
1971 European Formula 2 15th Brabham BT30 .
1970 European Formula 2 . Brabham BT30 .
1963-64 Began racing . Austin Healey Sprite .