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John Watson

1946-05-04 (age 75)


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How Brabham’s one-hit wonder was boxed into a corner Prime

How Brabham’s one-hit wonder was boxed into a corner

The Brabham BT46B raced once, won once, then vanished – or did it? STUART CODLING reveals the story of the car which was never actually banned…

The best drivers of F1's 'golden era', ranked by John Watson Prime

The best drivers of F1's 'golden era', ranked by John Watson

John Watson raced against - and beat - them all, and was teammate to some of Formula 1's best-ever drivers. That makes the ex-McLaren driver perfectly placed to choose his top 10 drivers of 1974-82.

1981 Canadian Grand Prix - Gilles Villeneuve never surrenders

The 1981 Canadian Grand Prix saluted what was to be Jacques Laffite’s sixth and final win in Formula 1, but the race will always be remembered for Gilles Villeneuve’s heroic drive.

Autocourse back in time: the Lotus 79

Thanks to Autocourse, the world's leading Grand Prix annual, we're going back in time with this exclusive story Alan Henry wrote about Lotus, Colin Chapman and the teams creation and development of the Lotus 79.

Friends, family unite to honor Sir Jack Brabham

Sir Jack Brabham Memorial held to aid kidney research.

F1 experts criticise Mercedes over driver duel

Pundits are speaking out about the Mercedes driver feud.

'Kid' Verstappen the big talking point at Spa

F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old 'kid' who doesn't even have a license to drive a road car.

"I'm hired to race, not obey team orders" - Lewis Hamilton

The British superstar has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Susie Wolff lives her dream amid criticism

Susie Wolff will live her dream on Friday at Silverstone, but she is also facing criticism.

Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell complete line-up for Silverstone’s parades

Nigel Mansell and two-times British Grand Prix winner Emerson Fittipaldi are the latest Formula 1® greats confirmed to take part in Silverstone’s 50th Grand Prix parades.

Long Beach: Pruett/Rojas earn 2nd in a row

Ford Racing quotes and statistics on TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Long Beach Grand Prix race.

No orange for McLaren after Dennis return

"I really like the idea (of an orange livery)," -Martin Whitmarsh

Österreichring - a matter of perspective

A look at the return to the Red Bull Ring in Austria for the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix.

Mercedes should ban Hamilton's dog - Watson

John Watson thinks Lewis Hamilton has to decide if he wants to be an F1 driver or a hip-hop star

INDYCAR finally hires Derrick Walker to head competition

Derrick Walker brings his own past history of motor sports along with his astute business sense to INDYCAR.

Nice guys don't win F1 titles - Surer

The triple world champion's reputation has come crashing down

Vettel breaks silence - 'I don't apologise'

With three consecutive titles, Sebastian Vettel is aiming for his fourth and he did apologised to Mark Webber and the Red Bull staff but as kept quiet about the pass for the victory in the Malaysia GP -- until now.

Dörr Motorsport pleased with first event of season at Nogaro

In the end, only one McLaren (#16) with the two German drivers Niclas Kentenich and Daniel Keilwitz in the cockpit competed in the race.

Webber will race in China - father

Alan Webber is positive his son, Mark, will not quit Formula One. He expects Mark will be at the next grand prix in China.

Too much drama, but one hell of a race

The focus of what was an exciting race on the wet-dry Sepang International Circuit got shuffled to the background.

Red Bull's driver rivalry in spotlight for title fight

With McLaren's charge fading and Fernando Alonso going it alone for Ferrari, the rivalry between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel will be in the spotlight during the now three-race run to the 2010 world championship. Red Bull's racing duo, ...

United Autosports Monterey Histroic event summary

United Autosports Chief Turns Back The Clock At Monterey Historic Meets * United Autosports claims wins in North America and England over same weekend United Autosports Co-Owner Zak Brown immediately turned the clock back after helping ...

Haug calls for end to Schumacher move criticism

According to Mercedes chief Norbert Haug, a line should now be drawn underneath the recent criticisms of Michael Schumacher. With his detractors already questioning his competitive struggles in 2010, the seven time world champion sparked a new ...

RegM: Berlin results 2009-09-26

USAC REGIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 26, 2009 -- Marne, Michigan -- Berlin Raceway -- (co-sanctioned by WOMS) QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Levi Roberts, 11D, DeBeaumont - 16.436 2. Jim Anderson, 36, Guess - 16.433 3. David Byrne, 20D, ...

British GP: McLaren Mercedes preview

Lewis Hamilton "The two greatest things about racing at Silverstone are the fans and the track itself. It's great to see and meet people from all across the country and the world who have made the journey to Silverstone for the Santander British ...

German GP: McLaren Mercedes preview

Lewis Hamilton "The last time we raced at the Nurburgring was in 2007, and I remember I had a tough afternoon battling through from the back of the field to finish just outside the points. It's a fantastic circuit, a little older than a lot of the ...

Belgian GP: McLaren Mercedes preview

Lewis Hamilton "Like Monaco, Silverstone and Monza, it's one of the historic circuits that I grew up watching on television when I was younger -- which makes it just that bit more special for me, because it's so easy to imagine the heroes of the ...

Italian GP: McLaren Merecedes preview

2009 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW Lewis Hamilton "Since we no longer test at Monza before the Santander Italian Grand Prix, it will take the drivers a bit of acclimatisation to get used to running in low downforce at this high-speed ...

Watkins Glen Int'l news 2009-04-14

DONOHUE'S 1973 PC-1 F1 CAR WILL BE AT OPENING DAY Rare Penske Car Will Be On Display and Available for Pictures WATKINS GLEN, NY (April 14, 2009) -- The list of former Mark Donohue cars scheduled to appear at Watkins Glen ...

Teddy Mayer, a remarkable man, passes away

Edward Everett "Teddy" Mayer died on January 30, 2009, at his home in England, a sad loss to those in the racing community who knew him personally and those who knew of his accomplishments. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1935, Mayer ...

EU3: Bradley Ellis BRDC Awards notes

BRDC Innes Ireland Trophy for Ellis Bradley Ellis was presented with the BRDC Innes Ireland Trophy during the British Racing Drivers' Club Awards 2008 at the Cafe Royal, London, on Monday 8 December, where the 21 year-old was recognised for ...

Honda calls Formula One quits

Honda president Takeo Fukui on Friday morning announced his company has pulled out of Formula One. Honda President and CEO Takeo Fukui poses with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Ross Brawn, Nick Fry and Honda Racing F1 team ...

DC's The Duality of Man

The Duality of Man For those in the sportscar racing world who might also hold AARP memberships, Stanley Michael Hailwood is often remembered as the Formula One driver who, in an accident's aftermath during the 1973 South African Grand Prix F1 ...

BRDC Predident Damon Hill congratulates new champ Hamilton

Damon Hill: "It is so good to be celebrating a British World Champion" Damon Hill, President of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) and the last British driver to win the Formula 1 World Championship, was joined by 1979 Formula 1 World ...

New talent for series' TV world feed

A1GP Signs Up New Talent for its TV World Feed London, Great Britain -- The millions of A1GP World Cup of Motorsport fans who follow the fortunes of the series on their tv screens will have two new personalities to watch and listen to in Season ...

Timo Glock to run Toyota Race of Legends

Current F1 Ace Timo Glock Challenges Former F1 Stars in Toyota Race of Legends Glock to Also Reprise History in Toyota Eagle MkIII GTP TORRANCE, Calif., July 11, 2008 -- Will years of Formula One experience be enough to match the youthful ...

Watkins Glen: Series race report

HUNTER-REAY CLAIMS FIRST INDYCAR SERIES VICTORY AT WATKINS GLEN WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Sunday, July 6, 2008 - Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed his first IndyCar Series victory, winning the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen by 2.4009 seconds ...

Toyota Monterey Historic news 2008-06-11

Formula One Drivers Add High-Speed Skills and Thrills to Toyota Race of Legends at Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races International Field of Drivers Vie for $25,000 Charitable Donation TORRANCE, Calif., June 10, 2008 - Some of the ...

Penske earns 300th race win

PENSKE RACING CELEBRATES 300th WIN WITH BRISCOE'S FIRST INDYCAR MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 1, 2008) -- Today, Penske Racing celebrated its 300th championship points win since its founder Roger Penske became a full-time team owner in 1966. This ...

Team Ireland bosses hail the 'Powered by Ferrari' car

Dublin, Ireland: Following the announcement by A1GP earlier today, the first image of the new 'Powered by Ferrari' car has been revealed ahead of the inaugural shakedown test in Southern England. The CAD drawing shows the car that Belmayne A1 Team ...

Mondello Park Formula 500 historic race preview

Mondello Celebrates Forty Years with Historic Single Seater Race Mondello Park will reverberate once again to the fantastic rumble of Formula 5000 cars as part of its fortieth anniversary celebrations this weekend (May 17th & 18th). The invitation ...

First image of 'Powered by Ferrari' car revealed

A1GP Reveals First Image of 'Powered by Ferrari' Car Ahead of UK Shakedown London, Great Britain -- A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has revealed the first image of its brand new 'Powered by Ferrari' car for use in season four (2008/09). The CAD ...

Three successful seasons for Zytek

Zytek Completes Three, Highly Successful Seasons in A1GP Motorsport engineering leader now looks forward to the future Another chapter in Zytek Engineering's highly successful history came to a close with the final A1GP race of the 2007/2008 ...

Brands Hatch: Team Malaysia preview

A1 Team Malaysia heads to the Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent, England this weekend for the final round of the third season of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. In September 2005, A1 Team Malaysia made its debut alongside 24 other nations for the ...

Brands Hatch: Series preview

22 Nations Gear Up for Title Decider at Brands Hatch Brands Hatch, Great Britain - As the remarkable third season of A1GP comes to an end, just two teams - Switzerland and New Zealand - are in contention for the prestigious title honours, as the ...

Brands Hatch: Team Pakistan preview

PAKISTAN AIMING TO END ON A HIGH This weekend A1 Team Pakistan travel to the Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent for the final round of the third season of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. Adam Khan and A1 Team Pakistan will return to the British ...

Long Beach: Porsche preview


Eastern Creek: Team USA Sunday notes

A1 TEAM USA's Summerton 5th in Sprint, speared in Feature at Eastern Creek SYDNEY, Australia--A1 TEAM USA's Jonathan Summerton finished fifth in the Sprint, but was taken out from a probable points-paying result in the Feature by overly aggressive ...

WGI's honored guest Watson to greet fans

HONORED GUEST JOHN WATSON SET TO MEET AND GREET FANS THIS WEEKEND Watkins Glen, NY (September 04, 2007) -- John Watson, the featured guest during the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International September 7-9th, is ...

WGI to honor John Watson at US Vintage GP

JOHN WATSON NAMED FEATURED GUEST Watson, BMW and Bugatti Will Be Honored During Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix Watkins Glen, NY (August 27, 2007) -- Versatile and distinguished driver, John Watson, will be the special guest for ...

Hungarian GP: Red Bull preview

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW NEW DRIVER IN THE RED BULL F1 FAMILY? Some of our drivers will be in action earlier than usual at the Hungarian Grand Prix and it seems that Tonio Liuzzi will have another member of Scuderia Toro Rosso ...

Lola Cars Silverstone Classic preview

LOLA AT THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC Golden wonders line up at the Silverstone Classic An impressive field of 14 Lola sports cars will take centre stage at this year's prestigious Silverstone Classic (27 -- 29 July). The golden wonders from Lola ...