John Watson info & statistics

John Watson wiki info & stats
Name John Watson
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Place of Birth Belfast
Date of Birth May 4th 1946 - 74 years old
Season Entries 12
First Race 1973 British Grand Prix
Last Race 1985 European Grand Prix
First Pole 1977 Monaco Grand Prix
Last Pole 1978 French Grand Prix
First Win 1976 Austrian Grand Prix
Last Win 1983 USA West Grand Prix
First Podium 1976 French Grand Prix
Last Podium 1983 Dutch Grand Prix

John Watson F1 Stats

Race Entries 154
Race Starts 152
Race Wins 5 (3,2%)
Pole Positions 2 (1,3%)
Fastest Laps 5 (3,2%)
Podiums 20 (13,0%)
Points Finishes 47 (30,5%)
Retirements 66 (42,9%)
Front Row Starts 11
Total Points 169
Total Laps 7.388

Seasons

 

John Watson Final Championship Results

1973197419751976197719781979198019811982
23th15th38th8th13th6th9th12th6th3th
19831985        
7th22th        

 

John Watson F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
1985 United Kingdom McLaren TAG 1 0 0 0 0 0 73 0 0.00 0
1983 United Kingdom McLaren
United Kingdom McLaren
TAG
Ford
14 1 0 2 3 0 608 1 1.57 22
1982 United Kingdom McLaren Ford 15 2 2 1 5 0 821 1 2.60 39
1981 United Kingdom McLaren Ford 15 1 2 1 4 0 809 1 1.80 27
1980 United Kingdom McLaren Ford 13 0 0 0 0 0 618 0 0.46 6
1979 United Kingdom McLaren Ford 15 0 0 1 1 0 788 0 1.00 15
1978 United Kingdom Brabham Alfa Romeo 16 0 1 2 3 1 752 0 1.56 25
1977 United Kingdom Brabham Alfa Romeo 17 0 1 0 1 1 659 2 0.53 9
1976 United States Penske Ford 16 1 0 2 3 0 811 0 1.25 20
1975 United States Penske
United Kingdom Surtees
United Kingdom Team Lotus
Ford
Ford
Ford
13 0 0 0 0 0 509 0 0.00 0
1974 United Kingdom Brabham Ford 15 0 0 0 0 0 897 0 0.40 6
1973 United Kingdom Brabham Ford 2 0 0 0 0 0 43 0 0.00 0

Races

 

John Watson F1 GP Race Classifications

1th5 Times
2th6 Times
3th9 Times
4th9 Times
5th7 Times
6th11 Times
7th10 Times
8th6 Times
9th6 Times
10th6 Times
11th9 Times
12th2 Times
13th2 Times
16th2 Times
DNF56 Times
DSQ3 Times
NC3 Times
DNQ2 Times

 

John Watson F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
154 1985 1985 European Grand Prix 1 McLaren TAG 21 7 0
153 1983 1983 South African Grand Prix 7 McLaren TAG 15 DSQ Disqualified 0
152 1983 1983 European Grand Prix 7 McLaren TAG 10 DNF Spun Off 0
151 1983 1983 Italian Grand Prix 7 McLaren TAG 15 DNF Electrical 0
150 1983 1983 Dutch Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 15 3 4
149 1983 1983 Austrian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 17 9 0
148 1983 1983 German Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 23 5 2
147 1983 1983 British Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 24 9 0
146 1983 1983 Canadian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 20 6 1
145 1983 1983 Detroit Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 21 3 4
144 1983 1983 Belgian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 20 DNF Collision 0
143 1983 1983 Monaco Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 0 DNQ No Time 0
142 1983 1983 San Marino Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 24 5 2
141 1983 1983 French Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 14 DNF Engine 0
140 1983 1983 USA West Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 22 1 9
139 1983 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 16 DNF Engine 0
138 1982 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 9 2 6
137 1982 1982 Italian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 12 4 3
136 1982 1982 Swiss Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 11 13 0
135 1982 1982 Austrian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 18 9 Engine 0
134 1982 1982 German Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 10 DNF Suspension failure 0
133 1982 1982 French Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 12 DNF Electrical 0
132 1982 1982 British Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 12 DNF Spun Off 0
131 1982 1982 Dutch Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 11 9 0
130 1982 1982 Canadian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 6 3 4
129 1982 1982 Detroit Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 17 1 9
128 1982 1982 Monaco Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 10 DNF Electrical 0
127 1982 1982 Belgian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 10 1 9
126 1982 1982 USA West Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 11 6 1
125 1982 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 12 2 6
124 1982 1982 South African Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 9 6 1
123 1981 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 6 7 0
122 1981 1981 Canadian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 9 2 6
121 1981 1981 Italian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 7 DNF Accident 0
120 1981 1981 Dutch Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 8 DNF Ignition 0
119 1981 1981 Austrian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 12 6 1
118 1981 1981 German Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 9 6 1
117 1981 1981 British Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 5 1 9
116 1981 1981 French Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 2 2 6
115 1981 1981 Spanish Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 4 3 4
114 1981 1981 Monaco Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 10 DNF Engine 0
113 1981 1981 Belgian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 5 7 0
112 1981 1981 San Marino Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 7 10 0
111 1981 1981 Argentine Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 11 DNF Transmission 0
110 1981 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 15 8 0
109 1981 1981 USA West Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 23 DNF Brakes 0
108 1980 1980 USA Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 9 NC 0
107 1980 1980 Canadian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 7 4 3
106 1980 1980 Italian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 14 DNF Wheel Bearing 0
105 1980 1980 Dutch Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 9 DNF Engine 0
104 1980 1980 Austrian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 21 DNF Engine 0
103 1980 1980 German Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 20 DNF Engine 0
102 1980 1980 British Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 12 8 Engine 0
101 1980 1980 French Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 13 7 0
100 1980 1980 Monaco Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 0 DNQ No Time 0
99 1980 1980 Belgian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 20 NC Not Classified 0
98 1980 1980 USA West Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 21 4 3
97 1980 1980 South African Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 21 11 0
96 1980 1980 Brazilian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 23 11 0
95 1980 1980 Argentine Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 17 DNF Gearbox 0
94 1979 1979 USA Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 13 6 1
93 1979 1979 Canadian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 17 6 1
92 1979 1979 Italian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 19 DNF Accident 0
91 1979 1979 Dutch Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 12 DNF Engine 0
90 1979 1979 Austrian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 16 9 0
89 1979 1979 German Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 12 5 2
88 1979 1979 British Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 7 4 3
87 1979 1979 French Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 15 11 0
86 1979 1979 Monaco Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 14 4 3
85 1979 1979 Belgian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 19 6 1
84 1979 1979 Spanish Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 18 DNF Engine 0
83 1979 1979 USA West Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 18 DNF Injection 0
82 1979 1979 South African Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 14 DNF Ignition 0
81 1979 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 14 8 0
80 1979 1979 Argentine Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 6 3 4
79 1978 1978 Canadian Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 DNF Accident 0
78 1978 1978 USA Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 7 DNF Engine 0
77 1978 1978 Italian Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 7 2 6
76 1978 1978 Dutch Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 8 4 3
75 1978 1978 Austrian Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 10 7 0
74 1978 1978 German Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 5 7 0
73 1978 1978 British Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 9 3 4
72 1978 1978 French Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 1 4 3
71 1978 1978 Swedish Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 2 DNF Spun Off 0
70 1978 1978 Spanish Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 7 5 2
69 1978 1978 Belgian Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 9 DNF Accident 0
68 1978 1978 Monaco Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 2 4 3
67 1978 1978 USA West Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 5 DNF Gearbox 0
66 1978 1978 South African Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 10 3 4
65 1978 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 21 8 0
64 1978 1978 Argentine Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 DNF Engine 0
63 1977 1977 Japanese Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 DNF Gearbox 0
62 1977 1977 Canadian Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 10 DNF Suspension 0
61 1977 1977 USA Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 3 12 0
60 1977 1977 Italian Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 14 DNF Accident 0
59 1977 1977 Dutch Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 8 DNF Oil Leak 0
58 1977 1977 Austrian Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 12 8 0
57 1977 1977 German Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 2 DNF Engine 0
56 1977 1977 British Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 2 DNF Fuel system 0
55 1977 1977 French Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 2 6
54 1977 1977 Swedish Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 2 5 2
53 1977 1977 Belgian Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 2 DNF Accident 0
52 1977 1977 Monaco Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 1 DNF Gearbox 0
51 1977 1977 Spanish Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 6 DNF Fuel system 0
50 1977 1977 USA West Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 6 DSQ No Time 0
49 1977 1977 South African Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 11 6 1
48 1977 1977 Brazilian Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 7 DNF Accident 0
47 1977 1977 Argentine Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 2 DNF Suspension 0
46 1976 1976 Japanese Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 4 DNF Engine 0
45 1976 1976 USA Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 8 6 1
44 1976 1976 Canadian Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 14 10 0
43 1976 1976 Italian Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 26 11 0
42 1976 1976 Dutch Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 4 DNF Gearbox 0
41 1976 1976 Austrian Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 2 1 9
40 1976 1976 German Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 19 7 0
39 1976 1976 British Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 11 3 4
38 1976 1976 French Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 8 3 4
37 1976 1976 Swedish Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 17 DNF Accident 0
36 1976 1976 Monaco Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 0 10 0
35 1976 1976 Belgian Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 17 7 0
34 1976 1976 Spanish Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 13 DNF engine 0
33 1976 1976 USA West Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 9 NC No Time 0
32 1976 1976 South African Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 3 5 2
31 1976 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 8 DNF Fuel System 0
30 1975 1975 USA Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 12 9 0
29 1975 1975 Austrian Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 18 10 0
28 1975 1975 German Grand Prix 6 Team Lotus Ford 14 DNF Suspension 0
27 1975 1975 British Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 18 11 Accident 0
26 1975 1975 French Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 14 13 0
25 1975 1975 Dutch Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 14 DNF Vibrations 0
24 1975 1975 Swedish Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 10 16 0
23 1975 1975 Belgian Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 18 10 0
22 1975 1975 Monaco Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 6 DNF Spun Off 0
21 1975 1975 Spanish Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 6 8 0
20 1975 1975 South African Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 10 DNF Clutch 0
19 1975 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 13 10 0
18 1975 1975 Argentine Grand Prix 18 Surtees Ford 15 DSQ Disqualified 0
17 1974 1974 USA Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 7 5 2
16 1974 1974 Canadian Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 15 DNF Suspension 0
15 1974 1974 Italian Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 4 7 0
14 1974 1974 Austrian Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 11 4 3
13 1974 1974 German Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 14 DNF Suspension 0
12 1974 1974 British Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 13 11 0
11 1974 1974 French Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 14 16 0
10 1974 1974 Dutch Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 13 7 0
9 1974 1974 Swedish Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 14 11 0
8 1974 1974 Monaco Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 23 6 1
7 1974 1974 Belgian Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 19 11 0
6 1974 1974 Spanish Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 15 11 0
5 1974 1974 South African Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 13 DNF Fuel System 0
4 1974 1974 Brazilian Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 15 DNF Clutch 0
3 1974 1974 Argentine Grand Prix 28 Brabham Ford 20 12 0
2 1973 1973 USA Grand Prix 9 Brabham Ford 24 DNF Engine 0
1 1973 1973 British Grand Prix 29 Brabham Ford 23 DNF Fuel system 0

Podiums

 

John Watson F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
20 1983 1983 Dutch Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 15 3 4
19 1983 1983 Detroit Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 21 3 4
18 1983 1983 USA West Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 22 1 9
17 1982 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 9 2 6
16 1982 1982 Canadian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 6 3 4
15 1982 1982 Detroit Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 17 1 9
14 1982 1982 Belgian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 10 1 9
13 1982 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 12 2 6
12 1981 1981 Canadian Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 9 2 6
11 1981 1981 British Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 5 1 9
10 1981 1981 French Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 2 2 6
9 1981 1981 Spanish Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 4 3 4
8 1979 1979 Argentine Grand Prix 7 McLaren Ford 6 3 4
7 1978 1978 Italian Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 7 2 6
6 1978 1978 British Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 9 3 4
5 1978 1978 South African Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 10 3 4
4 1977 1977 French Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 4 2 6
3 1976 1976 Austrian Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 2 1 9
2 1976 1976 British Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 11 3 4
1 1976 1976 French Grand Prix 28 Penske Ford 8 3 4

Poles

 

John Watson F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
2 1978 1978 French Grand Prix 2 Brabham Alfa Romeo 1 4 3
1 1977 1977 Monaco Grand Prix 7 Brabham Alfa Romeo 1 DNF Gearbox 0

Comparison

 

John Watson Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
1973BrabhamAndrea de Adamich16240000001001
Carlos Reutemann1630500000202
Wilson Fittipaldi16140000000211
1974BrabhamCarlo Facetti7270000001010
Carlos Pace425800002534
Carlos Reutemann41632030178114
Eppie Wietzes20250000001010
Gérard Larrousse11250000002011
Helmuth Koinigg4313000001010
Ian Ashley5292000002020
Lella Lombardi11290000001010
Richard Robarts12150000001230
Rikky von Opel691000005160
Teddy Pilette11170000001010
1975SurteesDave Morgan11180000001010
Team LotusRonnie Peterson21220000001010
1976PenskeBoy Hayje19140000000110
1977BrabhamCarlos Pace621600001221
Giorgio Francia24340000001010
Hans Joachim Stuck238120010410113
1978BrabhamNelson Piquet19110000000110
Niki Lauda212544021179511
1979McLarenPatrick Tambay371500000123132
1980McLarenAlain Prost453500005858
Stephen South4273000001010
1981McLarenAndrea de Cesaris162711000123141
1982McLarenNiki Lauda113930220068410
1983McLarenNiki Lauda122212100077311
1985McLarenAlain Prost740300000101

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