Race, Historic
MAY 04th 2020

Damien Smith

Five wins that made John Watson a British F1 hero

Happy birthday, John Watson – 74 today. The man endearingly known as ‘Wattie’ enjoyed a patchwork Formula 1 career that spanned a decade, and in a time that overlapped the glory days of James Hunt and the rise of Nigel Mansell, kept the flag flying as Britain’s best grand prix driver. Never quite considered a top-line star, Wattie today is nevertheless underrated – especially when you recall his wins. There were five of them – and each should be considered unforgettable.

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