Derek Warwick returns to the FIA Stewards'panel for this weekend's German Grand Prix

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.

Derek Warwick manhandles the Toleman TG183The 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 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 a huge exclusive interview, which you can read by clicking on the thumbnail below:

Derek Warwick
1981-90, 1993
Determined Brit started over 150 GPs without ever winning – always popular, never lucky

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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.