Widely recognised as one of the greatest all-round racing drivers in the history of motorsport, Johnny Herbert is among an exclusive club of British drivers to have enjoyed a successful career in Formula 1.
Johnny began his racing career in 1974, racing karts when he was just 10 years old. His talent was immediately obvious and by 1978, he was the British Junior Karting Champion. After progressing through the ranks, he moved into Formula 3 racing. Following on from a successful debut, Johnny’s speed and skill began attracting attention which lead to Eddie Jordan quickly snapping him up for the 1987 season. That year he won the British Formula 3 title and the world of Formula 1 beckoned.
“an absolutely brilliant natural talent’ – Eddie Jordan
Throughout his incredible career in F1, Johnny was at the forefront of the sport, testing himself against some true greats like Michael Schumacher, Damon Hill and Nigel Mansell. In his decade in F1, one of his most successful results was winning the 1995 British Grand Prix, endearing himself to thousands of home fans. He competed for a number of different teams and was a popular face on the circuit.
Johnny has always been involved in all types of motor racing and he enjoyed particular success at LeMans 24 Hours, winning the title in 1991. Thirteen years later in 2004, he won the LeMans Series Championship showing what a talented competitor he continued to be.
Johnny has always been a massive part of Formula 1 and continues to promote the sport. He regularly makes guest appearances on racing shows, sharing his years of wisdom from inside the sport.