Former Grand Prix veteran Derek Warwick will make his first appearance of the 2012 season on the FIA Stewards’ panel at this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
It will be the fifth time that the Englishman has served on the panel since the process of rotating former racing drivers on the officiating group was introduced at the start of the 2010 season.
Widely considered one of the most talented drivers of his era, he never had the equipment to win Grands Prix, although he did go on to win the 1992 World Sports Car Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours with Peugeot.
Warwick’s first appearance on the Stewards’ panel came at the 2010 Spanish Grand Prix, and he has since been part of the panels for the 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix, as well as the 2011 Turkish and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix.
While not serving as the co-owner of the Triple 8 Engineering touring car racing empire, he also runs the showroom at his eponymous Honda dealership at Jersey in the Channel Islands.
More recently, he succeeded Damon Hill as president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, the owners of the Silverstone circuit.
Last year, Derek kindly afforded RichardsF1.com a huge exclusive interview, which you can read by clicking on the thumbnail below:
|READ OUR EXCLUSIVE DEREK WARWICK INTERVIEW!|
Determined Brit started over 150 GPs without ever winning – always popular, never lucky