Derek Warwick

Name: Derek Warwick

Nationality: Great Britain

Date of birth: August 27, 1954 - Alresford, Hampshire

Tough Hampshire driver who was widely regarded as being a match for Nigel Mansell in the early 1980s only for his Formula 1 career to become unfortunately unraveled. When Renault recruited Warwick at the start of the 1984 season it was widely expected that he would sustain the race winning ways established by his predecessor Alain Prost. Sadly Renault's competitive edge faded over the next two seasons and he dropped back down the field, driving first for Brabham and then for Arrows until dropping out of F1 to concentrate on sports car racing for 1991 and 92 after a disappointing 1990 season with the Lotus-Lamborghini squad. In 1993 Warwick made a return to F1 with the Footwork team but only had a fourth place in Hungary to show for his efforts. That was pretty well the end of the pleasant Englishman's front-line career which had promised to deliver so much.

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