Former World Champion Alan Jones will return to the FIA Stewards’ panel for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

The Australian won the 1980 Formula 1 World Championship – the first for the Williams team – having previously served stints with the Hesketh, Hill, Surtees and Shadow teams in the 1970s.

A year after winning the title, Jones retired from Formula 1, only return for a brief and unsuccessful stint with the short-lived Beatrice-Haas project in the mid-1980s. He subsequently raced in GT and touring cars well into the 1990s, while also working as a commentator on Australian television.

This will mark the fifth time that Jones has served on the Stewards’ panel, with his last appearance coming almost 18 months ago at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix. It marks the end of a long absence from the panel, which Jones attributed – in an interview published earlier this year on our site – to a last-minute decision to not officiate at last year’s Korean Grand Prix.

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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.