John Watson

Name: John Watson

Nationality: Great Britain

Date of birth: May 4, 1946 - Belfast, Northern Ireland

An intuitive, natural talent, John was as determined as any of his contemporaries when strapped in behind the wheel, yet lacked the negotiating skills and obvious assertiveness of some key rivals when he was outside the car. Despite this, he drove some magnificent races during his career and finished second in the 1982 World Championship after an admittedly patchy season with his McLaren. His two best wins came in the '82 Detroit and 1983 Long Beach Grands Prix during which he overtook more cars than most people manage in an entire career. He left F1 at the end of that year but continued to race in sportscar with success before becoming a TV commentator and running a racing school at Silverstone.

BACKhome <---------------------------------