Alan Jones (racing driver)

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Alan Jones
MBE
Alan Jones 1980.jpg
Jones in 1980 at Zandvoort
Born (1946-11-02) 2 November 1946 (age 72)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Australia Australian
Active years 19751981, 1983, 19851986
Teams Hesketh (privateer)
Hill, Surtees, Shadow, Williams, Arrows, Haas Lola
Entries 117 (116 starts)
Championships 1 (1980)
Wins 12
Podiums 24
Career points 199 (206)[1]
Pole positions 6
Fastest laps 13
First entry 1975 Spanish Grand Prix
First win 1977 Austrian Grand Prix
Last win 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix
Last entry 1986 Australian Grand Prix

Alan Stanley Jones,[2] MBE (born 2 November 1946 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian former Formula One driver. He was the first driver to win a Formula One World Championship with the Williams team, becoming the 1980 World Drivers' Champion and the second Australian to do so following triple World Champion Sir Jack Brabham. He competed in a total of 117 Grands Prix, winning 12 and achieving 24 podium finishes. In 1978 Jones won the Can-Am championship driving a Lola.

Jones is also the last Australian driver to win the Australian Grand Prix, winning the 1980 event at Calder Park Raceway, having lapped the field consisting mostly of Formula 5000 cars while he was driving his Formula One Championship winning Williams FW07B.

Early life and career

Jones attended Xavier College and is the son of Stan Jones, an Australian racing driver and winner of the 1959 Australian Grand Prix, and wanted to follow in his footsteps. Jones initially worked in his father's Holden dealership while racing a Mini and a Cooper.[3] The younger Jones left for Europe in 1967 to make a name for himself, but found that he could not afford even a Formula Ford drive.[3] He therefore returned home but was back in 1970 and set about building his career in company with compatriot Brian McGuire.[3] The two men bought and sold second-hand cars and Jones was eventually able to afford a Formula Three Lotus 41 which he intended to adapt to Formula Two specification and take back to Australia to sell, in order to finance a season of Formula Three.[4] However the machine was written off in a testing accident at Brands Hatch in which Jones suffered a broken leg.[4]

In late 1970, Jones signed with a firm for whom McGuire was working, designed to promote drivers' interests and was selected to compete in a series of races in Brazil.[5] However, in his first two races the engine failed and in the third the gearbox broke, which meant the opportunity ended.[6]

For 1971, Jones campaigned a Brabham BT 28 converted to BT35 specification,[6] in Formula Three and had a moderately successful season which led to a series of tests for March at Silverstone. However, despite the success of the test, Jones was not offered a drive by March and for 1972, drove a GRD in Formula Three.[7] Jones did enough that season to be kept on by GRD for the next year with a new sponsor and only lost the 1973 championship due to a misfiring engine in the last round at Brands Hatch.[8] In 1974 Jones began the season in Formula Atlantic but felt it was a very amateurish effort, but a chance meeting with Harry Stiller led to a drive in the latter's March 74. At the end of the season Jones made his F5000 debut for Stiller in the final round of the European Championship at Brands Hatch in a Chevron B24/28 owned by John MacDonald. It was planned to enter Formula 5000 for 1975.[9] However, Stiller's initial plans fell through but after some delay, during which Jones was effectively unemployed, Stiller arranged to purchase a Formula One Hesketh 308 and signed Jones to drive the car.[10]

Formula One

1975–1977: Hesketh, Hill, Surtees and Shadow

1980 championship winning car Williams FW07

His first race was the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix at the fast Montjuïc circuit in the purchased Hesketh although the weekend turned out to be one of the most tragic in Formula One history when Rolf Stommelen's crash caused the death of five spectators. After four races in Formula One the team ceased racing after Stiller moved abroad.[3] However, Jones was named as a replacement for the injured Stommelen in Graham Hill's team. His best finish with Hill, in four races for the team, was fifth at the Nürburgring.[11]

He earned his first full-time Formula One drive in 1976, in John Surtees' team. Jones' car was known for its infamous Durex sponsorship which led the BBC refusing to cover Formula One races during the season.[12] He managed several good finishes in the TS19, a fourth in Japan in the final race of the season being the best of them.[11] Jones refused to drive for Surtees in 1977, preferring to sit out a season than continue with the team.[13]

Jones was racing in America when he was signed by the Shadow team as a replacement for Tom Pryce, who had been killed in a freak racing accident in South Africa. He made the most of the opportunity and won at the Österreichring for his maiden victory, finishing seventh in the championship, with 22 points.

1978–1981: Williams

By late 1977, he had caught the attention of Frank Williams, who was looking to rebuild his Formula One racing team.[3] Williams Grand Prix had struggled for success in its first years and Jones was entrusted to give them their first taste of it. As well as Williams, he also signed with Haas-Hall for 1978, and competed in a Lola 333CS in the Can-Am series, winning the title. Jones took nine poles in ten races but missed the Laguna Seca race due to a Formula One scheduling conflict. Stand-in Brian Redman finished twelfth in that race after the kill wire was crimped under a valve cover, resulting in intermittent ignition. Of the nine races in which he competed, Jones won five (Atlanta, Mosport, Road America, Mid-Ohio, and Riverside.) He finished second to Elliot Forbes-Robinson at Charlotte after hitting a chicane and losing a spark plug wire, retired through accident at St Jovite and lost a radiator at Watkins Glen. He finished third at Trois-Rivières after losing a shift fork and being stuck with only second and fifth gears on the tight road circuit. At that race, water-injected brakes were first used in Can-Am, developed by the Haas team and copied with varying degrees of success by others. Jones ran one Can-Am race in 1979 (Mid-Ohio), where he and Keke Rosberg finished 1–2, with Jones winning his last Can-Am start. For Williams, his best result that season was a second-place finish at Watkins Glen. Jones helped put the team on the Formula One map in 1979 using the Williams FW07, after winning four races in the span of five events near the end of the season. Jones finished third in the championship that year, and it was the springboard to an excellent 1980 campaign. Jones's best years in Formula One had just begun, in the middle of the ground-effect era.

Jones won seven races in 1980, although the Spanish Grand Prix was later removed from the championship and the Australian Grand Prix was a non-championship race, so only five counted towards the Championship. Throughout the season he had a car which consistently made the podium, and he achieved ten during the year. At the end of the season he had beaten Nelson Piquet by 13 points in the standings, becoming Australia's first World Champion since Sir Jack Brabham. He had a good chance to repeat his success in 1981, but a very combative relationship with Carlos Reutemann led to an intense rivalry that possibly cost both drivers a chance at the championship. He finished four points behind Piquet for the championship and three behind Reutemann.

After winning the championship in 1980, Jones and Williams competed in the then non-championship Australian Grand Prix at Calder Park in November. Driving his FW07B against a field consisting mostly of Formula 5000's (and Bruno Giacomelli's Alfa Romeo 179), Jones, who had previously finished 4th in the race in 1977 (he was penalised 60 seconds for a jumped start, and officially finished just 20 seconds behind winner Warwick Brown showing that if not for the penalty he would have won by 40 seconds), joined his father Stan as a winner of the Australian Grand Prix.

Later Formula One career: 1982–1986

Jones during practice for the 1985 European Grand Prix

Jones announced his retirement after the 1981 season, which he managed to cap with a win in Las Vegas, but came out of retirement for a one-time drive with Arrows in 1983 at the United States Grand Prix West at Long Beach where he qualified 12th but retired after 58 laps through driver fatigue. A week later he again drove for Arrows in the non-championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch where he qualified and finished third behind reigning World Champion Keke Rosberg (Williams) and rookie American driver Danny Sullivan (Tyrrell). This was to be his last drive for the team, a bid to raise enough money to drive in the French Grand Prix the week after the Race of Champions failed which saw Arrows use its regular drivers Marc Surer and Chico Serra (whom Jones had replaced at Long Beach) instead.

During a 2012 Grand Prix Legends interview, Jones revealed that he had been contacted by Ferrari to drive for the team from mid-1982 after the death of Gilles Villeneuve and the injury forced retirement of Didier Pironi.[14] As he was enjoying life back in Australia at the time, Jones did not give them an answer straight away and basically gave them the run around, a move he regrets as it was possible that, as the 1980 World Champion, Ferrari would have wanted to keep him for 1983 when he was looking to make a comeback, which would have seen him drive the car which won the Constructors' Championship in 1983. After taking too long to give them an answer, the Scuderia instead offered the drive to 1978 World Champion Mario Andretti who drove the last two races of the 1982 season at Monza and Caesars Palace.

Jones did not compete in Formula One during 1984, though he did drive some World Sportscar Championship races in 1983 and 1984. He made a full-time comeback to F1 late in 1985 when Team Haas was created and Jones became the first driver for the team. The American owned and sponsored team was based in England and made its debut at the 1985 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Jones qualified the new Lola THL1 9.851 seconds slower than pole man Ayrton Senna in his Lotus-Renault and retired after only 6 laps with a blown engine. Jones was joined at Haas in 1986 by former Ferrari and Renault works driver Patrick Tambay. The comeback was unsuccessful more due to the Ford V6 engine's lack of power compared to its rivals from Honda, TAG-Porsche, BMW, Ferrari and Renault, than any lack of effort from the team and its drivers.

At the end of the 1986 season after the Haas team lost its sponsorship and ran out of money, Jones retired from Formula One for good having won 12 races, 6 pole positions and one World Championship.

Post Formula One career

Sports and Touring Car racing

Jones in 2007

Jones' post Formula One career was initially spasmodic in nature. Briefly in demand for his services as a Touring Car co-driver, he raced occasionally in his home country's biggest endurance race, the Bathurst 1000 but success was elusive. In 1982 he attempted his first full season of racing, driving a Porsche 935 to dominate the 1982 Australian GT Championship. This championship included races against local touring car ace Peter Brock driving Bob Jane's 6.0 litre Chevrolet Monza. The duels between Australia's two biggest motorsport names at the time have often been regarded as some of the best racing seen domestically in Australia. Soon after he made his first failed comeback to Formula One. During 1982 he formed his own touring Car team, combining the resources of V8 Ford Falcon driver Bob Morris and rotary Mazda RX-7 racer Barry Jones into a single two-car team but results were mixed and the exercise dissipated by the end of the season, though Jones and Jones did win the CRC 300 at Amaroo Park in a Mazda RX-7 (Alan Jones was to drive with Bob Morris in the Falcon in the Oran Park 250 endurance race, but elected after the race started to let Morris drive the 100 lap race solo. Morris went on to win the race). 1984 brought a top six finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Kremer Racing, and a top four finish at the Bathurst 1000, again teaming with Warren Cullen in a Holden VK Commodore. Cullen and Jones, who drove the final stint in the race and required pain killing injections after having the steering wheel wrench out of his hands during practice which damaged ligaments in his elbow, were unlucky not to finish 2nd, but a brake problem with the car saw him forced to use more fuel than normal and a late race stop for fuel allowed the Holden Dealer Team VK Commodore of David Parsons and John Harvey to sneak into 2nd and the Mazda RX-7 of Allan Moffat and Gregg Hansford to claim 3rd.

Jones was quickly snapped up as teammate to Colin Bond in Bond's newly formed factory supported Network Alfa touring car team for the 1985 Australian Touring Car Championship driving an underpowered Alfa Romeo GTV6 in Australia's first full year using the international Group A touring car rules. After some giant killing performances in the early rounds of the championship, Jones abandoned his first serious ATCC campaign to make his second Formula One comeback with the Haas Lola team.

Jones joined Kremer Racing for the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans where he would share a Porsche 956B with 1983 Le Mans winner (and fellow Aussie) Vern Schuppan along with former F1 driver Jean-Pierre Jarier. After dicing for the lead with the pole sitting Lancia LC2 of Bob Wollek and Alessandro Nannini for the first third of the race, damage caused when Schuppan was the innocent victim of a spinning Roger Dorchy, and finally a broken conrod, saw Jones finish his first 24 Hours of Le Mans start in 6th place. Jones had previously driven for the Kremer brothers when he and Schuppan drove a 956 to 5th place in the 1983 1000 km of Silversone. Later in 1984, Jones drove with Schuppan for the factory backed Rothmans Porsche team at the 1000 km of Sandown Park, the final round of the 1984 World Sportscar Championship and the first ever FIA World Championship race to be held in Australia. After Schuppan qualified the Porsche 956B 3rd behind teammates Stefan Bellof and Jochen Mass, Jones started the race and got the jump on the West German pair and had the honour of leading the first lap of the first FIA World Championship race ever held in Australia. Jones and Schuppan eventually finished 9th, 12 laps down on Bellof and Derek Bell after numerous punctures.

On 20 September 1987 at SUGO Jones won a round of All Japan Touring Car Championship driving Toyota Team Tom's, Group A, Toyota Supra MA70 Turbo. Unfortunately the factory backed Supra could not compete, even with the Private Ford Sierras, thus for the remaining two JGTC races he scored only one additional podium on 6 December at Suzuka where he finished 3rd. After returning home again in 1987 his career did not pick up again until a competitive 3rd placing at the 1988 Bathurst 1000 with Colin Bond's team in a Ford Sierra RS500, saw him signed up as full-time number two driver to Tony Longhurst in Longhurst's Frank Gardner run team to drive a Sierra in 1990. The Benson & Hedges sponsored Sierra's were brutally fast but disappointingly fragile and results were again elusive. The team switched to BMW M3 Evolution's in 1991 saw the return of reliability at the cost of speed. Jones took the occasional podium result while Longhurst took two wins against the all-powerful Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R's. A switch to Glenn Seton Racing mid-season in 1992 brought improved results and race wins and he finished runner up to his team leader Glenn Seton as their V8 Ford Falcons dominated the 1993 Australian Touring Car Championship. Jones' reputation as a hard charger was shown in the 1993 ATCC when he was involved in a number of incidents, most notably pushing the Holden Commodore of Mark Skaife off the track at Symmons Plains Raceway before also doing the same to the Holden Racing Team's Commodore driven by Australia's 1987 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle World Champion Wayne Gardner less than half a lap later. Rule changes to make the Commodore's more competitive saw the teams dominance fade over the next few years. The 1995 Bathurst 1000 looked to be a high point with a memorable 1–2 finish for their two cars fading into just a second for the car Jones shared with veteran Allan Grice, the pair finishing behind the Holden Commodore of ex-F1 driver Larry Perkins and Russell Ingall (Seton, leading by 5 seconds with just 9 laps remaining, retired with a dead engine).

By this point the team was sundering apart and Jones took the major sponsor (Phillip Morris International) to form a new team with engineering brothers Ross and Jim Stone as partners, known commercially as Pack Leader Racing (the Pack Leader name came about as the use of the Peter Jackson cigarette brand was banned following the Australian Government's blanket ban on all cigarette advertising from 1 January 1996). Initially fast, the partnership was fading by 1997 and the Stones bought Jones out, re-badging the team as Stone Brothers Racing. Jones returned to race with Tony Longhurst's Longhurst Racing team again in 1998 by this time his form was fading. From 1999 onwards he no longer raced full-time, driving just the endurance races as a hired gun. His final race was with Dick Johnson Racing, driving into a 7th-placed finish at the 2002 Bathurst 1000.

CART

In August 1985, one month before his return to Formula One at the Italian Grand Prix, Jones' association with Team Haas owner Carl Haas saw him used as a substitute for injured Newman/Haas Racing driver (and 1978 World F1 Champion) Mario Andretti in a Champ Car World Series race at Road America in Wisconsin. In his only IndyCar start and showing he had lost none of the speed, skill and determination that took him to the World Championship, Jones drove Andretti's Lola T900-Cosworth to third place behind Jacques Villeneuve Sr. (winner) and Mario's son Michael Andretti (2nd).

A1 Grand Prix

Jones then become involved in the Australian franchise of the A1 Grand Prix as Team Director in 2005 until the series demise in 2010.

Grand Prix Masters

He attempted to race in the Grand Prix Masters World Series at Kyalami in November 2005 but had to pull out before qualifying due to neck pains.

Media

After retiring from F1 for good after 1986, Jones became a commentator with Channel Nine as part of their Formula One coverage in Australia in 1987, a role which lasted until 2002 with change of network rights for Formula 1. This association with Nine saw him hosting F1 telecasts from Nine's Sydney studios working mostly with Darrell Eastlake, but sometimes with former Grand Prix motorcycle World Champion Barry Sheene on 500cc Grand Prix telecasts. Jones also worked as a pit reporter during the Australian Grand Prix where his relationships with those in F1 made it easier for him to obtain relevant information, and also as a pit reporter for Nine's broadcasts of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

In March 2013, Jones signed with Network Ten as a commentator for their Formula One coverage where he joins regular hosts Matthew White and former MotoGP rider Daryl Beattie.

Author

His autobiography AJ: How Alan Jones Climbed to the top of Formula One has been co-authored with motorsport writer Andrew Clarke was released in August 2017 by Penguin Random House.

Personal life

Jones separated from his wife Beverley in the late 1980s. In 1996 he began a relationship with Amanda Butler Davis and in 2001 their twins, Zara and Jack, were born.

Jones also has a daughter, Camilla, born in 1990.

Jones' adopted son Christian now races in various forms of motorsport.

His eldest daughter, Emma, has two daughters (born 2001 and 2004).

Honours

Jones was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1980 for "service to motor racing" and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985.[15][16]

Jones and his father Stan, along with Graham and Damon Hill, and Keke and Nico Rosberg, are the only father/son combinations to ever win the Australian Grand Prix.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Position Car Team
1972 Forward Trust BARC Formula 3 Series 9th GRD 372
Lombard North Formula 3 Series 11th GRD 372
Shellsport National Formula 3 Series 16th GRD 372
1973 Forward Trust BARC Formula 3 Series 7th GRD 373 DART
John Player European Formula 3 Series 2nd GRD 373 DART
Lombard North Formula 3 Series 5th GRD 373 DART
1974 British Formula Atlantic Championship 2nd March 74B Ford Harry Stiller Racing
British Formula Atlantic Series 4th March 74B Ford Harry Stiller Racing
European Formula 5000 Championship NC Chevron B24/28 Chevrolet Custom Made/Harry Stiller
1975 World Drivers' Championship 17th Hesketh 308B Cosworth
Hill GH1 Cosworth
Harry Stiller Racing
Embassy Hill
European Formula 5000 Championship 7th Chevron B28 Chevrolet
March 751 Ford V6
RAM Racing
1976 World Drivers' Championship 15th Surtees TS19 Cosworth Surtees
SCCA/USAC Formula 5000 Championship 4th Lola T332 Chevrolet Theodore Racing
1976 Shellsport International Series 16th Lola T330 Chevrolet Theodore Racing
1977 World Drivers' Championship 7th Shadow DN8 Cosworth Shadow Racing Cars
Rothmans International Series 3rd Lola T332 Chevrolet Theodore Racing
1977 European Formula Two NC Chevron B40 Hart Fred Opert Racing
Can-Am Challenge Cup NC Shadow DN4B Dodge
Shadow DN6C Dodge
Phoenix Racing
1978 World Drivers' Championship 11th Williams FW06 Cosworth Williams Grand Prix Engineering
Can-Am Challenge Cup 1st Lola T333CS Chevrolet Haas-Hall Racing
1979 World Drivers' Championship 3rd Williams FW06 Cosworth
Williams FW07 Cosworth
Williams Grand Prix Engineering
Can-Am Challenge Cup 6th Lola T333CS Chevrolet Carl Hall Racing
International Race of Champions 5th Chevrolet Camaro IROC
1980 World Drivers' Championship 1st Williams FW07 Cosworth
Williams FW07B Cosworth
Williams Grand Prix Engineering
1981 Formula One World Championship 3rd Williams FW07C Cosworth
Williams FW07D Cosworth
Williams Grand Prix Engineering
1982 Australian GT Championship 1st Porsche 935 Porsche Cars Australia
Australian Drivers' Championship 8th Ralt RT4 Cosworth Alan Jones Racing
1983 Formula One World Championship NC Arrows A6 Cosworth Arrows Racing Team
World Endurance Championship 38th Porsche 956 Porsche Kremer Racing
Australian Drivers' Championship 6th Ralt RT4 Cosworth
1984 World Endurance Championship 52nd Porsche 956 Porsche Kremer Racing
Rothmans Porsche
1985 Australian Touring Car Championship 8th Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 Network Alfa
CART Indy Car World Series 23rd Lola T900 Cosworth Newman-Haas Racing
Formula One World Championship NC Lola THL1 Hart Team Haas (USA) Ltd.
1986 Formula One World Championship 12th Lola THL1 Hart
Lola THL2 Ford
Team Haas (USA) Ltd.
1987 All Japan Sports Prototype Championship 22nd Toyota 87C Toyota Team Tom's
1988 Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship 2nd Ford Sierra RS500 Caltex CXT Racing Team
1990 Australian Touring Car Championship 9th Ford Sierra RS500 Benson & Hedges Racing
1991 Australian Touring Car Championship 4th BMW M3 Benson & Hedges Racing
1992 Australian Touring Car Championship 7th BMW M3 Benson & Hedges Racing
1993 Australian Touring Car Championship 2nd Ford EB Falcon Glenn Seton Racing
1994 Australian Touring Car Championship 4th Ford EB Falcon Glenn Seton Racing
1995 Australian Touring Car Championship 8th Ford EF Falcon Glenn Seton Racing
Australian GT Production Car Series 14th Mazda RX-7 Mazda Australia
1996 Australian Touring Car Championship 8th Ford EF Falcon Alan Jones Racing
Mobil New Zealand Sprints 11th
1997 Australian Touring Car Championship 11th Ford EL Falcon Alan Jones Racing
1998 Australian Touring Car Championship 16th Ford EL Falcon Longhurst Racing
1999 Shell Championship Series 62nd Ford AU Falcon Paul Little Racing
2001 Shell Championship Series 44th Ford AU Falcon Paul Little Racing
2002 V8 Supercar Championship Series 38th Ford AU Falcon Dick Johnson Racing

Complete World Sportscar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1974 Victoria Sporting Club S
2.0
Chevron B21 Ford Cosworth FVC 1.8 L4 MNZ SPA NÜR IMO LMS ÖST GLN LEC BRH
Ret
KYA [N 1]
1975 Steward Chubb Racing S
2.0
Lola T294 Ford Cosworth 1.8 L4 DAY MUG DIJ
12
MNZ
14
SPA
Ret
PER NÜR
15
ÖST GLN [N 1]
1983 Porsche Kremer Racing C Porsche 956 Porsche Type 935/76 2.6 F6t MNZ SIL
5
NÜR LMS SPA FUJ KYA 38th 8
1984 Porsche Kremer Racing C1 Porsche 956B Porsche Type 935/76 2.6 F6t MNZ SIL LMS
6
NÜR BRH MOS SPA IMO FUJ KYA 49th 9
Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 SAN
8
1985 TWR Jaguar C1 Jaguar XJR-6 Jaguar 6.2 V12 MUG MNZ SIL LMS HOC MOS SPA BRH
Ret
FUJ SHA NC 0
1987 Toyota Team Tom's C1 Toyota 87C Toyota 3S-GTM 2.1 L4t JAR JER MNZ SIL LMS
Ret
NOR BRH NÜR SPA FUJ
Ret
NC 0
Footnotes
  1. ^ a b No drivers' Championship.

Complete European F5000 Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
1974 Custom Made Harry Stiller Racing Chevron B25 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 BRH MAL SIL OUL BRH ZOL THR ZAN MUG MNZ MAL MON THR BRH OUL SNE MAL BRH
Ret
NC 0
1975 RAM Racing Chevron B28 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 BRH OUL BRH SIL ZOL ZAN
Ret
THR 7th 64
March 75A Ford GAA 3.4 V6 SNE
DNS
MAL
Ret
THR
3
BRH
1
OUL
Ret
SIL
1
SNE
Ret
MAL
3
BRH
NC

Complete Formula One World Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Pts[1]
1975 Custom Made Harry Stiller Racing Hesketh 308B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL
Ret
SWE
11
17th 2
Embassy Racing with Graham Hill Hill GH1 NED
13
FRA
16
GBR
10
GER
5
AUT ITA USA
1976 Durex Team Surtees Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 BRA RSA USW
NC
ESP
9
BEL
5
MON
Ret
SWE
13
FRA
Ret
GBR
5
GER
10
AUT
Ret
NED
8
ITA
12
CAN
16
USA
8
JPN
4
15th 7
1977 Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN8 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG BRA RSA USW
Ret
ESP
Ret
MON
6
BEL
5
SWE
17
FRA
Ret
GBR
7
GER
Ret
AUT
1
NED
Ret
ITA
3
USA
Ret
CAN
4
JPN
4
7th 22
1978 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
11
RSA
4
USW
7
MON
Ret
BEL
10
ESP
8
SWE
Ret
FRA
5
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
13
USA
2
CAN
9
11th 11
1979 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team Williams FW06 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
9
BRA
Ret
RSA
Ret
USW
3
3rd 40 (43)
Williams FW07 ESP
Ret
BEL
Ret
MON
Ret
FRA
4
GBR
Ret
GER
1
AUT
1
NED
1
ITA
9
CAN
1
USA
Ret
1980 Albilad-Williams Racing Team Williams FW07B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ARG
1
BRA
3
RSA
Ret
USW
Ret
BEL
2
MON
Ret
FRA
1
GBR
1
GER
3
AUT
2
NED
11
ITA
2
CAN
1
USA
1
1st 67 (71)
1981 TAG Williams Racing Team Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 USW
1
BRA
2
ARG
4
SMR
12
BEL
Ret
MON
2
ESP
7
FRA
17
GBR
Ret
GER
11
AUT
4
NED
3
ITA
2
CAN
Ret
CPL
1
3rd 46
1983 Arrows Racing Team Arrows A6 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 BRA USW
Ret
FRA SMR MON BEL DET CAN GBR GER AUT NED ITA EUR RSA NC 0
1985 Team Haas (USA) Ltd Lola THL1 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t BRA POR SMR MON CAN DET FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA
Ret
BEL EUR
Ret
RSA
DNS
AUS
Ret
NC 0
1986 Team Haas (USA) Ltd Lola THL1 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t BRA
Ret
ESP
Ret
12th 4
Lola THL2 Ford Cosworth GBA 1.5 V6t SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
BEL
11
CAN
10
DET
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
9
HUN
Ret
AUT
4
ITA
6
POR
Ret
MEX
Ret
AUS
Ret

Non-Championship Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3
1975 Custom Made Harry Stiller Racing Hesketh 308B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC INT
7
SUI
1976 Durex Team Surtees Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC
2
INT
8
1979 Albilad-Saudia Racing Team Williams FW07 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC GNM
1
DIN
1980 Albilad-Williams Racing Team Williams FW07B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ESP
1
1981 TAG Williams Racing Team Williams FW07C Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 RSA
Ret
1983 Arrows Racing Team Arrows A6 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 ROC
3
Source:[17]

Complete Shellsport International Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
1976 Theodore Racing Hong Kong Lola T330 Chevrolet 5.0 V8 MAL SNE OUL
Ret
BRH
1
THR BRH MAL SNE BRH THR OUL BRH BRH 16th 22

American open-wheel racing

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

USAC Championship Car

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
1977 Theodore Racing McLaren M16C Offy 159 ci t ONT
DNS
PHX TWS TRE INDY MIL POC MOS MCH TWS MIL ONT MCH PHX NA -

CART PPG Indy Car World Series

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos. Pts
1985 Newman/Haas Racing Lola T900 Cosworth DFX V8t LBH INDY MIL POR MEA CLE MCH ROA
3
POC MDO SAN MCH LAG PHX MIA 23rd 14

Complete European Formula Two Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Pts
1977 Fred Opert Racing Chevron B40 Hart SIL THR HOC NÜR
19
VAL PAU MUG ROU NOG PER MIS EST DON NC 0

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans Results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1984 West Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Australia Vern Schuppan
France Jean-Pierre Jarier
Porsche 956B C1 337 6th 6th
1987 Japan Toyota Team Tom's United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Sweden Eje Elgh
Toyota 87C C1 19 DNF DNF
Source:[18]

V8 Supercar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Pos. Pts
1985 Network Alfa Alfa Romeo GTV6 WIN
R1

4
SAN
R2

4
SYM
R3

7
BAR
R4

6
ADE
R5

16
CAL
R6

4
SRF
R7

7
LAK
R8

DNS
AMA
R9
ORA
R10
8th 108
1990 Benson & Hedges Racing Ford Sierra RS500 AMA
R1

8
SYM
R2

12
PHI
R3

6
WIN
R4

3
LAK
R5

Ret
MAL
R6

Ret
BAR
R7

10
ORA
R8

Ret
9th 22
1991 Benson & Hedges Racing BMW M3 Evolution SAN
R1

6
SYM
R2

9
BAR
R3

5
LAK
R4

5
WIN
R5

5
AMA
R6

5
MAL
R7

10
LAK
R8

2
ORA
R9

2
4th 70
1992 Benson & Hedges Racing BMW M3 Evolution AMA
R1

9
AMA
R2

11
SAN
R3

14
SAN
R4

Ret
SYM
R5

7
SYM
R6

9
WIN
R7

7
WIN
R8

5
LAK
R9

4
LAK
R10

3
EAS
R11

7
EAS
R12

5
MAL
R13

7
MAL
R14

7
BAR
R15

8
BAR
R16

4
ORA
R17

4
ORA
R18

3
7th 143
1993 Peter Jackson Racing Ford EB Falcon AMA
R1
AMA
R2

8
AMA
R3

6
SYM
R4

1
SYM
R5

1
PHI
R6

4
PHI
R7

2
LAK
R8

2
LAK
R9

1
WIN
R10

Ret
WIN
R11

5
EAS
R12

3
EAS
R13

2
MAL
R14

Ret
MAL
R15

5
BAR
R16

9
BAR
R17

6
ORA
R18

8
ORA
R19

3
2nd 148
1994 Peter Jackson Racing Ford EB Falcon AMA
R1

18
AMA
R2

20
SAN
R3

3
SAN
R4

7
SYM
R5

13
SYM
R6

7
PHI
R7

3
PHI
R8

10
LAK
R9

10
LAK
R10

Ret
WIN
R11

2
WIN
R12

3
EAS
R13

7
EAS
R14

2
MAL
R15

5
MAL
R16

4
BAR
R17

3
BAR
R18

1
ORA
R19

Ret
ORA
R20

3
5th 177
1995 Peter Jackson Racing Ford EF Falcon SAN
R1

13
SAN
R2

12
SYM
R3

5
SYM
R4

11
BAT
R5

7
BAT
R6

7
PHI
R7

2
PHI
R8

2
LAK
R9

Ret
LAK
R10

Ret
WIN
R11

5
WIN
R12

5
EAS
R13

4
EAS
R14

2
MAL
R15

6
MAL
R16

7
BAR
R17

Ret
BAR
R18

Ret
ORA
R19

Ret
ORA
R20

4
8th 133
1996 Alan Jones Racing Ford EF Falcon EAS
R1

8
EAS
R2

14
EAS
R3

5
SAN
R4

10
SAN
R5

11
SAN
R6

Ret
BAT
R7

9
BAT
R8

8
BAT
R9

8
SYM
R10

4
SYM
R11

DNS
SYM
R12

9
PHI
R13

6
PHI
R14

10
PHI
R15

2
CAL
R16

18
CAL
R17

Ret
CAL
R18

19
LAK
R19

6
LAK
R20

4
LAK
R21

2
BAR
R22

3
BAR
R23

13
BAR
R24

3
MAL
R25

7
MAL
R26

4
MAL
R27

3
ORA
R28

7
ORA
R29

9
ORA
R30

4
8th 180
1997 Alan Jones Racing Ford EL Falcon CAL
R1

5
CAL
R2

5
CAL
R3

5
PHI
R4

6
PHI
R5

6
PHI
R6

3
SAN
R7

Ret
SAN
R8

10
SAN
R9

8
SYM
R10

Ret
SYM
R11

14
SYM
R12

Ret
WIN
R13
WIN
R14
WIN
R15
EAS
R16

7
EAS
R17

Ret
EAS
R18

Ret
LAK
R19

Ret
LAK
R20

9
LAK
R21

8
BAR
R22

6
BAR
R23

4
BAR
R24

4
MAL
R25

7
MAL
R26

Ret
MAL
R27

DNS
ORA
R28

3
ORA
R29

1
ORA
R30

Ret
11th 318
1998 Longhurst Racing Ford EL Falcon SAN
R1
SAN
R2
SAN
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
LAK
R7

9
LAK
R8

7
LAK
R9

20
PHI
R10

13
PHI
R11

13
PHI
R12

6
WIN
R13

13
WIN
R14

Ret
WIN
R15

13
MAL
R16

10
MAL
R17

15
MAL
R18

Ret
BAR
R19

13
BAR
R20

12
BAR
R21

24
CAL
R22

16
CAL
R23

16
HDV
R24

10
HDV
R25

Ret
HDV
R26

10
ORA
R27

23
ORA
R28

14
ORA
R29

Ret
16th 261
1999 Paul Little Racing Ford AU Falcon EAS
R1
EAS
R2
EAS
R3
ADE
R4
BAR
R5
BAR
R6
BAR
R7
PHI
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
HDV
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
SAN
R14
SAN
R15
SAN
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
CAL
R20
CAL
R21
CAL
R22
SYM
R23
SYM
R24
SYM
R25
WIN
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
ORA
R29
ORA
R30
ORA
R31
QLD
R32

17
BAT
R33

Ret
62nd 96
2000 Paul Little Racing Ford AU Falcon PHI
R1
PHI
R2
BAR
R3
BAR
R4
BAR
R5
ADE
R6
ADE
R7
EAS
R8
EAS
R9
EAS
R10
HDV
R11
HDV
R12
HDV
R13
CAN
R14
CAN
R15
CAN
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
WIN
R20
WIN
R21
WIN
R22
ORA
R23
ORA
R24
ORA
R25
CAL
R26
CAL
R27
CAL
R28
QLD
R29

Ret
SAN
R30
SAN
R31
SAN
R32
BAT
R33

Ret
NC 0
2001 Paul Little Racing Ford AU Falcon PHI
R1
PHI
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
EAS
R5
EAS
R6
HDV
R7
HDV
R8
HDV
R9
CAN
R10
CAN
R11
CAN
R12
BAR
R13
BAR
R14
BAR
R15
CAL
R16
CAL
R17
CAL
R18
ORA
R19
ORA
R20
QLD
R21

17
WIN
R22
WIN
R23
BAT
R24

15
PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SAN
R28
SAN
R29
SAN
R30
44th 344
2002 Shell Helix Racing Ford AU Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
PHI
R3
PHI
R4
EAS
R5
EAS
R6
EAS
R7
HDV
R8
HDV
R9
HDV
R10
CAN
R11
CAN
R12
CAN
R13
BAR
R14
BAR
R15
BAR
R16
ORA
R17
ORA
R18
WIN
R19
WIN
R20
QLD
R21

8
BAT
R22

7
SUR
R23
SUR
R24
PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SAN
R28
SAN
R29
38th 136

Complete Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 Pos. Pts
1988 Caltex CXT Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500 BAT
3
WEL
4
PUK
Ret
FUJ 2nd 49

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1981 Australia Warren Cullen Australia Warren Cullen Holden VC Commodore 8 Cylinder & Over 48 DNF DNF
1982 Australia Alan Jones Australia Barry Jones Mazda RX-7 Group C 88 DNF DNF
1984 Australia K-Mart Auto Racing Australia Warren Cullen Holden VK Commodore Group C 161 4th 4th
1988 Australia Caltex CXT Racing Team Australia Colin Bond Ford Sierra RS500 A 158 3rd 3rd
1989 Australia Benson & Hedges Racing New Zealand Denny Hulme
Australia Tony Longhurst
Ford Sierra RS500 A 158 5th 5th
1990 Australia Benson & Hedges Racing New Zealand Denny Hulme Ford Sierra RS500 1 65 DNF DNF
1991 Australia Benson & Hedges Racing Australia Tony Longhurst BMW M3 Evolution 2 138 DNF DNF
1992 Australia Peter Jackson Racing Australia Glenn Seton Ford EB Falcon A 84 DNF DNF
1993 Australia Peter Jackson Racing Australia Glenn Seton Ford EB Falcon A 147 DNF DNF
1994 Australia Peter Jackson Racing Australia David Parsons Ford EB Falcon A 52 DNF DNF
1995 Australia Peter Jackson Racing Australia Allan Grice Ford EF Falcon 161 2nd 2nd
1996 Australia Pack Leader Racing Australia Allan Grice Ford EF Falcon 25 DNF DNF
1997* United Kingdom Williams Renault Dealer Racing Australia Graham Moore Renault Laguna 38 DNF DNF
1997 Australia Alan Jones Racing United States Scott Pruett
Australia Jason Bright
Ford EL Falcon L1 153 12th 7th
1998 Australia Longhurst Racing Australia Adam Macrow Ford EL Falcon OC 58 DNF DNF
1999 Australia Paul Little Racing Australia Anthony Tratt Ford AU Falcon 147 DNF DNF
2000 Australia Toll Racing Australia Anthony Tratt Ford AU Falcon 150 DNF DNF
2001 Australia Paul Little Racing Australia Anthony Tratt Ford AU Falcon 158 15th 15th
2002 Australia Shell Helix Racing Australia Greg Ritter Ford AU Falcon 161 7th 7th

* Super Touring race

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b Up until 1990, not all points scored by a driver contributed to their final World Championship tally (see list of points scoring systems for more information). Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  2. ^ FIA Year Book of Automobile Sport 1979. Patrick Stephens. white p. 38. ISBN 0-85059-320-4.
  3. ^ a b c d e Small, Steve. The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness Publishing. p. 209. ISBN 0851127029.
  4. ^ a b Jones, Alan; Botsford, Keith. Alan Jones: Driving Ambition. Stanley Paul & Co. p. 23. ISBN 0091462401.
  5. ^ Jones, Alan; Botsford, Keith. Alan Jones Driving Ambition. Stanley Paul & Co. pp. 25–26. ISBN 0091462401.
  6. ^ a b Jones, Alan; Botsford, Keith. Alan Jones: Driving Ambition. Stanley Paul & Co. p. 28. ISBN 0091462401.
  7. ^ Jones, Alan; Botsford, Keith. Alan Jones: Driving Ambition. Stanley Paul & Co. pp. 34–36. ISBN 0091462401.
  8. ^ Jones, Alan; Botsford, Keith. Alan Jones: Driving Ambition. Stanley Paul & Co. p. 37. ISBN 0091462401.
  9. ^ Jones, Alan; Botsford, Keith. Alan Jones: Driving Ambition. Stanley Paul & Co. p. 43. ISBN 0091462401.
  10. ^ Jones, Alan; Botsford, Keith. Alan Jones: Driving Ambition. Stanley Paul & Co. p. 45. ISBN 0091462401.
  11. ^ a b Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. London: Guinness. p. 207. ISBN 0851127029.
  12. ^ Jones, Alan; Clarke, Andrew (2017). AJ: How Alan Jones Climbed to the Top of Formula 1. North Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. ISBN 9780143783831 | Page =82
  13. ^ Jones, Alan; Clarke, Andrew (2017). AJ: How Alan Jones Climbed to the Top of Formula 1. North Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. ISBN 9780143783831 | Page =91
  14. ^ "In the hot seat". Motor Sport magazine. April 2004. p. 12. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Jones, Alan Stanley, MBE". It's an Honour. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  16. ^ "Alan Jones MBE". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  17. ^ "Alan Jones - Involvement Non World Championship". statsf1.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  18. ^ "All Results of Alan Jones". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.

Bibliography

  • Jones, Alan; Botsford, Keith (1981). Driving Ambition. London: Stanley Paul. ISBN 0091462401.
  • Jones, Alan; Clarke, Andrew (2017). AJ: How Alan Jones Climbed to the Top of Formula 1. North Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. ISBN 9780143783831.

External links

  • Richard's F1 interview with Alan Jones
  • Motor Sport Magazine: Lunch with... Alan Jones, by Simon Taylor (April 2008)
  • Driver Data Base Stats
  • Racing Reference Profile
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Patrick Tambay
Can-Am Champion
1978
Succeeded by
Jacky Ickx
Preceded by
Jody Scheckter
Formula One World Champion
1980
Succeeded by
Nelson Piquet
Preceded by
Charlie O'Brien
Garry Waldon
Mark Gibbs
Winner of the Bathurst 12 Hour
1993
(with Garry Waldon)
Succeeded by
Gregg Hansford
Neil Crompton
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
John Watson
Hawthorn Memorial Trophy
1979–1981
Succeeded by
John Watson
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