Former Grand Prix driver Derek Warwick will be back in the FIA Stewards’ rooms at this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, marking the fourth time he has helped with officiating proceedings on a race weekend.

The 57-year-old contested a total of 157 Grands Prix between 1981-93 with the likes of Toleman, Renault, Brabham, Lotus and Arrows.

Widely considered one of the most talented drivers of his era, he sadly 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 last year’s Spanish Grand Prix, and he has since been part of the panels for the 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix, as well as this year’s race in Turkey.

He recently succeeded Damon Hill as the latest president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club., the owners of the Silverstone circuit.

Derek kindly afforded a bumper exclusive interview earlier this year, which you can read at this link.

[Original image via LAT]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.