Johnny Herbert  Great Britain

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1989 Benetton, Tyrrell 8 6 0 0 5 4 0 0 10 0 0 5 14
1990 Team Lotus 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1991 Team Lotus 8 7 0 0 5 7 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
1992 Team Lotus 16 16 0 0 5 6 0 0 6 0 0 2 15
1993 Team Lotus 16 16 0 0 8 4 0 0 7 0 0 11 9
1994 Team Lotus, Ligier, Benetton 16 16 0 0 9 7 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
1995 Benetton 17 17 2 4 13 1 0 0 4 0 0 45 4
1996 Sauber 16 15 0 1 8 3 0 0 8 0 0 4 14
1997 Sauber 17 17 0 1 11 3 0 0 7 0 0 15 11
1998 Sauber 16 16 0 0 8 6 0 0 5 0 0 1 15
1999 Stewart 16 15 1 1 9 1 0 0 5 0 0 15 8
2000 Jaguar 17 17 0 0 9 7 0 0 8 0 0 0 -
Total 165 160 3 7 90 1 0 0 4 0 0 98
Race Circuit Date
First race Brazilian Grand Prix Jacarepaguá March 26, 1989 Race results
Last race Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang October 22, 2000 Race results
Profile

Johnny starred in Formula Ford before Eddie Jordan signed him for Formula Three in 1987 and he promptly won the British title. He was set for the 1988 Formula 3000 title when he suffered horrendous leg injuries at Brands Hatch on the day he had signed a Benetton Formula One contract. He finished fourth on his debut in Brazil, but his shattered heels could not cope with braking on the tighter tracks and he was dropped.

Peter Collins signed him for Lotus for 1990, and there Johnny stayed until 1994. A move to Benetton in 1995 was seen as his big chance, but the team focused on Michael Schumacher. Johnny inherited wins at Silverstone and Monza, though, to end up fourth overall.

He raced for Sauber in 1996 and pushed Heinz-Harald Frentzen, becoming the team's number one for 1997, but a lack of testing slowed the team and Johnny did well to salvage third in Hungary. He continued to shine in 1998 but, after moving to Stewart for 1999, scored a surprise win at the Nurburgring.

Since his farewell season in 2000, Johnny has starred in sports cars, racing for Audi in the US and finishing second at Le Mans for Bentley in 2003. Johnny was lured back to Formula One in 2005, as sporting relations manager for Jordan.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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