johnny at silverstone


Formula 1

F1 Career: 1989 - 2000
Races: 160
Grand Prix Wins: 3
Podium Finishes: 7
Career GP points: 98
Best Championship Position: 4th
Best starting position: 4th

First GP Win: 1995 British GP (Silverstone)
Last GP Win: 1999 European GP (Nurburgring)

24 Hour Le Mans

Le Mans Career: 1990 – 1992, 2002 – 2004, 2007

Best Finish: 1st (1991)


1985 – Johnny beats over 100 drivers to win the prestigious Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch
1987 – Signs for Eddie Jordan F3 team and gets the season off to a flying start with five wins
1988 – Wins on his Formula 3000 debut at Jerez
         – A mass pile up at Brands Hatch threatens to end his career, leaving him with serious injuries
1989 – Johnny returns to motor racing with F1 team Benetton, finishing fourth in Brazil
1991 – Takes victory for Mazda at the Le Mans 24 Hours alongside Bertrand Gachot and Volker Weidler
1994 – Johnny joins Ligier and then Benetton
1995 – Gains first ever F1 victory in front of a home crowd at the Silverstone Grand Prix
         – Wins again at Monza, Italy to finish a career-best fourth in the Championship
1996 – Joins Swiss-based F1 team Saube and secures two podium places
1999 – Signs for Jackie Stewart's F1 team and wins the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring
2004 – Johnny wins the new Le Mans Series Championship
         – Wins many races in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS)
2005 – Appointed Sporting Relations Manager at Jordan Grand Prix
2007 – Enters Le Mans 24 Hours and helps the Aston Martin team secure a top 10 finish
2008 – Wins his first ever season of the middle-east based Speedcar Series
2009 – Competes in the British Touring Car Championship for the first time, racing for Team Dynamic.
2010 – Back on the top step of the podium in the Superstars International Series, driving a
            Chevrolet Lumina to victory at Kyalami
2011 – Becomes an F1 race steward advisor, appearing at several Grand Prix
2012 – Sky F1 Expert Analyst