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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
F1 Career
Active Years1973 - 1983, 1985
Races Contested
154  
Wins5
2nd Places6
3rd Places9
4th Places9
5th Places7
6th Places11
Average ClassificationMedian: 6, Mean: 6.57, Standard deviation: 0.37
Retirements60
Disqualifications3
Failures to qualify2
Pole Positions2
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 12, Mean: 12.14, Standard deviation: 0.50
Fastest Laps5
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 10, Mean: 9.84, Standard deviation: 0.49
Races Led10
Laps Led282
Race Distance Led1218 km
Debut1973 British GP
Maiden Win1976 Austrian GP
Last Race1985 European GP
Drivers' Championships
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
Total Points Scored169
Records
Records Held TodayNone
Records Held At Retirement1. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1983 French GP,
2. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1983 French GP,
3. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1983 French GP,
4. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1983 French GP,
5. Most 9th Fastest Laps (8) – set at 1983 Dutch GP,
6. Most 10th Fastest Laps (10) – set at 1985 European GP,
7. Most 11th Fastest Laps (10) – set at 1983 German GP,
8. Most 12th Fastest Laps (9) – set at 1983 Austrian GP,
9. Most 14th Fastest Laps (13) – set at 1983 French GP,
10. Most 14th Place Qualifications (14) – set at 1983 French GP,
11. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1983 French GP,
12. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1983 French GP,
13. Most 6th Place Finishes (11) – set at 1983 Canadian GP,
14. Most 11th Place Finishes (9) – set at 1983 French GP,
15. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1983 French GP,
16. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1983 French GP
Records Ever Broken1. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (2) – set at 1974 Belgian GP,
2. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (2) – set at 1974 Monaco GP,
3. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1974 Swedish GP,
4. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1974 Dutch GP,
5. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1974 Dutch GP,
6. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1974 French GP,
7. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1974 French GP,
8. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1974 British GP,
9. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1974 British GP,
10. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1974 British GP,
11. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1974 British GP,
12. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1974 Austrian GP,
13. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1974 Austrian GP,
14. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1974 Austrian GP,
15. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1974 Austrian GP,
16. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1974 Austrian GP,
17. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1974 Italian GP,
18. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1974 Italian GP,
19. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1974 Italian GP,
20. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1974 Italian GP,
21. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1974 Italian GP,
22. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1974 Canadian GP,
23. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1974 Canadian GP,
24. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1974 Canadian GP,
25. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season (3) – set at 1974 Canadian GP,
26. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1974 Canadian GP,
27. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1974 Canadian GP,
28. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1974 United States GP,
29. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1974 United States GP,
30. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1974 United States GP,
31. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1974 United States GP,
32. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1974 United States GP,
33. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1975 Argentine GP,
34. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Argentine GP,
35. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Argentine GP,
36. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1975 Argentine GP,
37. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Argentine GP,
38. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1975 South African GP,
39. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1975 South African GP,
40. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 South African GP,
41. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1975 South African GP,
42. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1975 South African GP,
43. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1975 Spanish GP,
44. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Spanish GP,
45. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Spanish GP,
46. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1975 Spanish GP,
47. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Spanish GP,
48. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1975 Monaco GP,
49. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Monaco GP,
50. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Monaco GP,
51. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1975 Monaco GP,
52. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Monaco GP,
53. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1975 Swedish GP,
54. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Swedish GP,
55. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Swedish GP,
56. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1975 Swedish GP,
57. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1975 Swedish GP,
58. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1975 French GP,
59. Most 10th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1975 French GP,
60. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1975 French GP,
61. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 French GP,
62. Most 11th Place Finishes (4) – set at 1975 French GP,
63. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1975 French GP,
64. Most 11th Place Finishes (5) – set at 1975 British GP,
65. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1975 German GP,
66. Most 10th Fastest Laps in a Season (2) – set at 1975 German GP,
67. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1975 German GP,
68. Most 14th Fastest Laps (5) – set at 1975 German GP,
69. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 German GP,
70. Most 11th Place Finishes (5) – set at 1975 German GP,
71. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1975 German GP,
72. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1975 United States GP,
73. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1975 United States GP,
74. Most 14th Fastest Laps (6) – set at 1975 United States GP,
75. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1975 United States GP,
76. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a Season (3) – set at 1975 United States GP,
77. Most 11th Place Finishes (5) – set at 1975 United States GP,
78. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1975 United States GP,
79. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1975 United States GP,
80. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1976 US West GP,
81. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1976 US West GP,
82. Most 14th Fastest Laps (6) – set at 1976 US West GP,
83. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1976 US West GP,
84. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a Season (3) – set at 1976 US West GP,
85. Most 11th Place Finishes (5) – set at 1976 US West GP,
86. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1976 US West GP,
87. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1976 US West GP,
88. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1976 Spanish GP,
89. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1976 Spanish GP,
90. Most 14th Fastest Laps (6) – set at 1976 Spanish GP,
91. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1976 Spanish GP,
92. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a Season (3) – set at 1976 Spanish GP,
93. Most 11th Place Finishes (5) – set at 1976 Spanish GP,
94. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1976 Spanish GP,
95. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1976 Spanish GP,
96. Most 11th Place Finishes (6) – set at 1976 Italian GP,
97. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1977 US West GP,
98. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1977 US West GP,
99. Most 14th Fastest Laps (6) – set at 1977 US West GP,
100. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1977 US West GP,
101. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1977 US West GP,
102. Most 11th Place Finishes (6) – set at 1977 US West GP,
103. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1977 US West GP,
104. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1977 US West GP,
105. Most 14th Fastest Laps (7) – set at 1978 Brazilian GP,
106. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1978 US West GP,
107. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1978 US West GP,
108. Most 14th Fastest Laps (8) – set at 1978 US West GP,
109. Most 14th Place Qualifications (9) – set at 1978 US West GP,
110. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1978 US West GP,
111. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1978 US West GP,
112. Most 11th Place Finishes (6) – set at 1978 US West GP,
113. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1978 US West GP,
114. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1978 US West GP,
115. Most 14th Fastest Laps (9) – set at 1978 Belgian GP,
116. Most 14th Place Qualifications (10) – set at 1979 Brazilian GP,
117. Most 14th Place Qualifications (11) – set at 1979 South African GP,
118. Most 14th Fastest Laps (10) – set at 1979 US West GP,
119. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
120. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
121. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
122. Most 14th Fastest Laps (10) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
123. Most 14th Place Qualifications (11) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
124. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
125. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
126. Most 11th Place Finishes (6) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
127. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
128. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1979 Spanish GP,
129. Most 14th Place Qualifications (12) – set at 1979 Monaco GP,
130. Most 11th Place Finishes (7) – set at 1979 French GP,
131. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
132. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
133. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
134. Most 14th Fastest Laps (10) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
135. Most 14th Place Qualifications (12) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
136. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
137. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
138. Most 11th Place Finishes (7) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
139. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
140. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1979 Canadian GP,
141. Most 11th Place Finishes (8) – set at 1980 Brazilian GP,
142. Most 11th Place Finishes (9) – set at 1980 South African GP,
143. Most 14th Fastest Laps (11) – set at 1980 US West GP,
144. Most 14th Fastest Laps (12) – set at 1980 Belgian GP,
145. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1980 French GP,
146. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1980 French GP,
147. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1980 French GP,
148. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1980 French GP,
149. Most 14th Fastest Laps (12) – set at 1980 French GP,
150. Most 14th Place Qualifications (12) – set at 1980 French GP,
151. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1980 French GP,
152. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1980 French GP,
153. Most 11th Place Finishes (9) – set at 1980 French GP,
154. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1980 French GP,
155. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1980 French GP,
156. Most 14th Place Qualifications (13) – set at 1980 Italian GP,
157. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1981 US West GP,
158. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1981 US West GP,
159. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1981 US West GP,
160. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1981 US West GP,
161. Most 9th Fastest Laps (7) – set at 1981 US West GP,
162. Most 14th Fastest Laps (12) – set at 1981 US West GP,
163. Most 14th Place Qualifications (13) – set at 1981 US West GP,
164. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1981 US West GP,
165. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1981 US West GP,
166. Most 11th Place Finishes (9) – set at 1981 US West GP,
167. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1981 US West GP,
168. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1981 US West GP,
169. Most 6th Place Finishes (10) – set at 1982 US West GP,
170. Most 14th Fastest Laps (13) – set at 1982 French GP,
171. Most Consecutive 6th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1983 French GP,
172. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes (2) – set at 1983 French GP,
173. Most Consecutive 11th Place Finishes (3) – set at 1983 French GP,
174. Most 6th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1983 French GP,
175. Most 14th Fastest Laps in a Season (4) – set at 1983 French GP,
176. Most 6th Fastest Laps (7) – set at 1983 French GP,
177. Most 9th Fastest Laps (7) – set at 1983 French GP,
178. Most 11th Fastest Laps (9) – set at 1983 French GP,
179. Most 14th Fastest Laps (13) – set at 1983 French GP,
180. Most 14th Place Qualifications (14) – set at 1983 French GP,
181. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season (4) – set at 1983 French GP,
182. Most 27th Place Qualifications in a Season (1) – set at 1983 French GP,
183. Most 6th Place Finishes (10) – set at 1983 French GP,
184. Most 10th Place Finishes (6) – set at 1983 French GP,
185. Most 11th Place Finishes (9) – set at 1983 French GP,
186. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season (3) – set at 1983 French GP,
187. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season (4) – set at 1983 French GP,
188. Most 6th Place Finishes (11) – set at 1983 Canadian GP,
189. Most 11th Fastest Laps (10) – set at 1983 German GP,
190. Most 12th Fastest Laps (9) – set at 1983 Austrian GP,
191. Most 9th Fastest Laps (8) – set at 1983 Dutch GP,
192. Most 10th Fastest Laps (10) – 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
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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