John Marshall Watson is a former British Formula One driver who competed in the sport from 1973 Formula One Season until 1985. After the conclusion of his Formula One career, Watson was a noted Formula One commentator for Eurosport between 1990 and 1996. He then worked as a commentator for ESPN in 1997 and Sky + in 2002.


Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Watson in the second Brabham, had problems last season. Twice he looked like winning, in the French Grand Prix he ran out of fuel and at Silverstone, the car led for three quarters of the way, then blew up. Watson's recurring problem is to get the car to the finish line. Harry Carpenter. BBC. 1978 Argentine Grand Prix.

Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1972 Chevron Racing Cars Chevron-Ford Cosworth Non-championship only
Goldie Hexagon Racing March-Ford Cosworth
1973 Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1974 John Goldie Racing with Hexagon Brabham-Ford Cosworth 6 15th Report
1975 Team Surtees Surtees-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth
Penske Cars Penske-Ford Cosworth
1976 Citibank Team Penske Penske-Ford Cosworth 20 6th Report
1977 Martini Racing Brabham-Alfa Romeo 9 13th Report
1978 Parmalat Racing Team Brabham-Alfa Romeo 25 6th Report
1979 Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford Cosworth 15 9th Report
1980 Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren-Ford Cosworth 6 11th Report
1981 Marlboro McLaren International McLaren-Ford Cosworth 27 6th Report
1982 Marlboro McLaren International McLaren-Ford Cosworth 39 3rd Report
1983 Marlboro McLaren International McLaren-Ford Cosworth 22 6th Report
1984: Did not compete
1985 Marlboro McLaren International McLaren-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
  • Italics donate non-championship entries.

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 157
Starts 152
Pole Positions 2
Race Wins 5
Podiums 20
Fastest laps 5
Points 169

Race Wins[edit | edit source]

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1976 Austrian Grand Prix
2 1981 British Grand Prix
3 1982 Belgian Grand Prix
4 1982 Detroit Grand Prix
5 1983 United States Grand Prix West

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1973 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
Ret Ret
1974 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 6 15th
12th Ret Ret 11th 11th 6th 11th 7th 16th 11th Ret 4th 7th Ret 5th
1975 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
DSQ 10th Ret 8th
[1]
Ret 10th 16th Ret 13th 11th Ret 10th
[2]
9th
1976 Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg 20 7th
Ret 5th NC Ret 7th 10th Ret 3rd 3rd 7th 1st Ret 11th 10th 6th Ret
1977 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Japan.svg 9 13th
Ret Ret 6th DSQ Ret Ret Ret 5th 2nd Ret Ret 8th Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret
1978 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg 25 6th
Ret 8th 3rd Ret 4th Ret 5th Ret 4th 3rd 7th 7th 4th 2nd Ret Ret
1979 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 15 9th
3rd 8th Ret Ret Ret 6th 4th C 11th 4th 5th 9th Ret Ret 6th 6th
1980 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 6 11th
Ret 11th 11th 4th NC DNQ 7th 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 4th NC
1981 Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.png Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 27 6th
Ret 8th Ret 10th 7th Ret 3rd 2nd 1st 6th 6th Ret Ret 2nd 7th
1982 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 39 3rd
6th 2nd 6th 1st Ret 1st 3rd 9th Ret Ret Ret 9th 13th 4th 2nd
1983 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg 22 6th
Ret 1st Ret 5th DNQ Ret 3rd 6th 9th 5th 9th 3rd Ret Ret DSQ
1984 Did not compete
1985 Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Australia.svg 0 NC
7th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Race stopped after 29/75 Laps. Half points awarded
  2. Race stopped after 29/54 Laps. Half points awarded


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