Former World Champion Alan Jones will return to the FIA Stewards’ panel for this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix, taking on the rotating role of the drivers’ representative as Formula 1 visits the Buddh International Circuit for the second time.
The no-nonsense Australian has previously taken up the post at last year’s Japanese and Korean Grands Prix.
A tough and combative racer, Jones started a total of 116 Grands Prix with the likes of Hesketh, Surtees, Shadow, Williams, Arrows and Lola, claiming twelve race wins and the 1980 World Championship title in a close battle with Brabham’s Nelson Piquet.
After attempting an unsuccessful F1 comeback between 1985-6, Jones took to endurance racing and touring cars before hanging up his helmet in the 1990s.
Today, Alan works as a brand ambassador for Lexus along with fronting his own Speed Jewellery line for men, and he’s a regular visitor to the Australian Grand Prix paddock each year.
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Williams’ first World Champion, a no-nonsense Aussie who was tough, brave and outspoken