John Watson

1946 - Today

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John Marshall Watson, (born 4 May 1946) is a British former racing driver and current commentator from Northern Ireland. He competed in Formula One, winning five Grands Prix and was third in the 1982 championship. He also competed in the World Sportscar Championship finishing second in the 1987 championship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Watson has received more than 94,726 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. John Watson is the 117th most popular racing driver (up from 130th in 2019), the 1,754th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,736th in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, John Watson ranks 117 out of 888Before him are Ludovico Scarfiotti, Stig Blomqvist, Mário de Araújo Cabral, Guy Ligier, Riccardo Paletti, and Ove Andersson. After him are Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Piero Taruffi, Juha Kankkunen, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Alan Stacey, and Giancarlo Fisichella.

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Among people born in 1946, John Watson ranks 178Before him are Alpha Oumar Konaré, Sue Lyon, John Waters, Matthieu Ricard, Wim Jansen, and Ahmad Zahir. After him are Héctor Babenco, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Grigory Margulis, Shlomo Sand, Michael Radford, and Héctor Lavoe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Watson ranks 1,754 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Hichens (1882), Harold Bride (1890), John Adams (1767), Flora MacDonald (1722), John Bagot Glubb (1897), and Nevil Shute (1899). After him are Samuel Smiles (1812), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), Tobias Smollett (1721), Glenn Murcutt (1936), Frances de la Tour (1944), and Anne Lister (1791).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, John Watson ranks 20Before him are David Purley (1945), Tom Pryce (1949), Alfonso de Portago (1928), Peter Collins (1931), Roger Williamson (1948), and Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930). After him are Alan Stacey (1933), Eddie Irvine (1965), David Coulthard (1971), Chris Bristow (1937), Roy Salvadori (1922), and Jenson Button (1980).