|1970||Formel 2 Brabham
Severe accident in Rouen, broke arm and leg
|1972||Formel 2. Came 6th in the John Player Trophy at Brands Hatch|
|1973||F1 debut with Team MRD (Brabham BT37) in Silverstone|
|1974||F1 for Goldie Hexagon Brabham|
|1975||F1 for Surtees & Lotus & Penske
Came 2nd in the Race of Champions and 4th in the International Trophy
|1976||F1 for Penske - first F1 victory in Austria|
|1977||F1 for Martini Racing (Brabham)|
|1978||F1 for Brabham|
|1979||F1 for McLaren|
|1980||F1 for McLaren|
|1981||F1 for McLaren. Victory in Silverstone|
|1982||F1 for McLaren - marginally missed the World Championship Title|
|1983||F1 for McLaren. Won the Long Beach GP from 22nd grid position. A record still unbeaten to date.|
|1984||Sportscars Porsche - Won in Fuji together with Stefan Bellof|
|1985||F1 for McLaren (Brands Hatch) , Sportscars Porsche|
James Hunt "Allem zum Trotz". Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart
Niki Lauda "Protokoll". Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart
Ulrich Schwab "Grand Prix 1977. Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart
Heinz Prueller "Grand Prix Story 1982". Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart
Heinz Prueller "Grand Prix Story 1995". Verlag Orac
Motorsport Aktuell from 1978 to 1999 :-)
Thanks to Peter Berger (for the wonderful pictures of John Watson and Ben Edwards)
and Michael Kobus for the great scans !
Special thanks to Jan Moeller for supplying me with great photographs from his F1 archive, e.g. for the Watson gallery and further for his advice given on many occasions.
Go and see his Didier Pironi Memorial Site!
Thanks to Carsten Meurer for the pics of your superb Watson Bell Helmet replica!
Last but not least: Thank you so much Pete for your fantastic translation of the Watson Story!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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I hope you enjoyed reading my little Watson-biography as much as I did compiling it.
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