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Driver

John Watson

 
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Details
Full NameJohn Marshall Watson
Date of BirthSaturday 4 May 1946
Born
Belfast
Northern Ireland
Great Britain
F1 Career
Active Years1973–1983, 1985
Races Contested154
Average ClassificationMedian: 6, Mean: 6.57 (Standard deviation: 3.49)
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 12, Mean: 12.14 (Standard deviation: 6.16)
Fastest Laps5
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 10, Mean: 9.84 (Standard deviation: 5.43)
Races Led10
Laps Led282
Race Distance Led1218 km
Debut1973 British GP
Maiden Win1976 Austrian GP
Last Race1985 European GP
Championships
Drivers' Championship
1973 – not classified
1974 – 15th 
(6 points)
1975 – not classified
1976 – 7th 
(20 points)
1977 – 13th 
(9 points)
1978 – 6th 
(25 points)
1979 – 9th 
(15 points)
1980 – 11th 
(6 points)
1981 – 6th 
(27 points)
1982 – 3rd 
(39 points)
1983 – 6th 
(22 points)
1985 – not classified
Constructors' Championship
1973 – not classified
1974 – 5th ( Brabham / Ford
(scored 1 of 35 points, 3%)
1975 – not classified
1976 – 5th ( Penske / Ford
(scored all 20 points, 100%)
1977 – 5th ( Brabham / Alfa Romeo
(scored 9 of 27 points, 33%)
1978 – 3rd ( Brabham / Alfa Romeo
(scored 9 of 53 points, 17%)
1979 – 7th ( McLaren / Ford
(scored all 15 points, 100%)
1980 – 9th ( McLaren / Ford
(scored 6 of 11 points, 55%)
1981 – 6th ( McLaren / Ford
(scored 27 of 28 points, 96%)
1982 – 2nd ( McLaren / Ford
(scored 39 of 69 points, 57%)
1983 – 5th ( McLaren / Ford
(scored 22 of 34 points, 65%)
1985 – not classified
Records
Records Held Today1. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1985 European GP
Records Held At Retirement1. Most 6th Place Finishes (11) – set at 1985 European GP,
2. Most 11th Place Finishes (9) – set at 1985 European GP,
3. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1985 European GP,
4. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1975 United States GP,
5. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1975 United States GP,
6. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1985 European GP,
7. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1985 European GP,
8. Most 14th Place Qualifications (14) – set at 1985 European GP,
9. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1985 European GP,
10. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1985 European GP
Records Ever Broken1. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1974 Swedish GP,
2. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1974 British GP,
3. Most 11th Place Finishes (5) – set at 1975 British GP,
4. Most 11th Place Finishes (5) – set at 1975 United States GP,
5. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1975 United States GP,
6. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1975 United States GP,
7. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1975 United States GP,
8. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 United States GP,
9. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a Season (3) – set at 1975 United States GP,
10. Most 11th Place Finishes (6) – set at 1976 Italian GP,
11. Most 14th Place Qualifications (10) – set at 1979 Brazilian GP,
12. Most 14th Place Qualifications (11) – set at 1979 South African GP,
13. Most 14th Place Qualifications (12) – set at 1979 Monaco GP,
14. Most 11th Place Finishes (7) – set at 1979 French GP,
15. Most 11th Place Finishes (8) – set at 1980 Brazilian GP,
16. Most 11th Place Finishes (9) – set at 1980 South African GP,
17. Most 14th Place Qualifications (13) – set at 1980 Italian GP,
18. Most 6th Place Finishes (10) – set at 1982 US West GP,
19. Most Disqualifications (2) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
20. Most 6th Place Finishes (10) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
21. Most 10th Place Finishes (6) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
22. Most 11th Place Finishes (9) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
23. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2,John Watson) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
24. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
25. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (2,John Watson) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
26. Most Retirements in a Season (11) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
27. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
28. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
29. Most 14th Place Qualifications (13) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
30. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
31. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1982 Belgian GP,
32. Most 14th Place Qualifications (14) – set at 1983 French GP,
33. Most 6th Place Finishes (11) – set at 1983 Canadian GP,
34. Most 6th Place Finishes (11) – set at 1985 European GP,
35. Most 11th Place Finishes (9) – set at 1985 European GP,
36. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2,John Watson) – set at 1985 European GP,
37. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1985 European GP,
38. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (2,John Watson) – set at 1985 European GP,
39. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1985 European GP,
40. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1985 European GP,
41. Most 14th Place Qualifications (14) – set at 1985 European GP,
42. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1985 European GP,
43. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1985 European GP

Partners
Team MateRacesYears
 Andrea de Adamich
1
1973
 Carlos Pace
4
1974, 1977
 Ronnie Peterson
1
1975
 Hans-Joachim Stuck
14
1977
 Giorgio Francia
1
1977
 Niki Lauda
46
1978, 1982–1983
 NÚlson Piquet
1
1978
 Patrick Tambay
15
1979
 Alain Prost
14
1980, 1985
 Stephen South
1
1980
 Andrea de Cesaris
15
1981
Team RacesYears
Brabham
35
1973, 1977–1978
John Goldie Racing
15
1974
Surtees
11
1975
Lotus
1
1975
Penske
17
1975–1976
McLaren
75
1979–1983, 1985
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Brabham
50
1973–1974, 1977–1978
Surtees
11
1975
Lotus
1
1975
Penske
17
1975–1976
McLaren
75
1979–1983, 1985
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Ford
117
1973–1976, 1979–1983
Alfa Romeo
33
1977–1978
TAG
4
1983, 1985
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Goodyear
95
1973–1980, 1985
Firestone
14
1974
Michelin
45
1981–1983
Lubricant ManufacturerRacesYears
Fina
36
1974, 1977–1978
Elan
1
1974
Kendall
1
1974
Duckhams
2
1975
Sunoco
16
1976
Castrol
29
1979–1980
Valvoline
3
1981
Unipart
42
1981–1983
Shell
1
1985
EntrantRacesYears
Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
2
1973
John Goldie Racing with Hexagon
9
1974
Goldie Hexagon Racing
6
1974
Team Surtees
11
1975
John Player Team Lotus
1
1975
Penske Cars
1
1975
Citibank Team Penske
16
1976
Martini Racing
17
1977
Parmalat Racing Team
16
1978
Marlboro Team McLaren
28
1979–1980
Lowenbrau Team McLaren
1
1979
Marlboro McLaren International
46
1981–1983, 1985
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
Ralph Bellamy
2
1973, 1975
Gordon Murray
49
1973–1974, 1977–1978
John Surtees
11
1975
Colin Chapman
1
1975
Maurice Philippe
1
1975
Geoff Ferris
17
1975–1976
Gordon Coppuck
31
1979–1981
John Barnard
44
1981–1983, 1985
Gordon Kimball
1
1985
Car ModelRacesYears
Brabham BT37
1
1973
Brabham BT42
11
1973–1974
Brabham BT44
5
1974
Surtees TS16
11
1975
Lotus 72E
1
1975
Penske PC1
1
1975
Penske PC3
6
1976
Penske PC4
10
1976
Brabham BT45
3
1977
Brabham BT45B
14
1977
Brabham BT45C
2
1978
Brabham BT46
13
1978
Brabham BT46B
1
1978
McLaren M28
4
1979
McLaren M28B
2
1979
McLaren M28C
2
1979
McLaren M29
7
1979
McLaren M29B
3
1980
McLaren M29C
13
1980–1981
McLaren MP4/1
13
1981
McLaren MP4/1B
15
1982
McLaren MP4/1C
12
1983
McLaren MP4/1E
3
1983
McLaren MP4/2B
1
1985
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 29
1
1973
Car 9
1
1973
Car 28
32
1974–1976
Car 18
11
1975
Car 6
1
1975
Car 7
91
1977, 1979–1983
Car 2
16
1978
Car 1
1
1985
Team SponsorRacesYears
Pagnossin
2
1973
Matchbox
11
1975
Duckhams
1
1975
John Player Special
1
1975
First National City
17
1975–1976
Fina
17
1977
Goodyear
62
1977–1980, 1985
Martini
17
1977
Alfa Romeo
16
1978
Parmalat
16
1978
Castrol
28
1979–1980
Champion
14
1979
Marlboro
74
1979–1983, 1985
Lowenbrau
1
1979
Hercules
45
1981–1983
Unipart
45
1981–1983
Valvoline
15
1981
SAIMA
16
1983, 1985
Hugo Boss
1
1985
Shell
1
1985
TAG
1
1985

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