Archived Pages from 20th Century!!



Nationality Scottish
Date of Birth 27 March 1971
Place of Birth Twynholm, Scotland
Marital Status Single
         Resident Monte Carlo, Monaco
Car no 7
1982-1988 Karting - three times Scottish Champion, twice winner of the Scottish Open Championship and British Super 1 Championship (Junior),winner of the Scottish Open Championship (Senior)
1989 FF 1600 racing, winner of both FF1600 Championships (Junior). 3rd in the Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival. Competes and impresses in selected senior races
1990 Joins Paul Stewart Racing (PSR) in the GM Lotus team. Competes in British Vauxhall Lotus Challenge and GM Lotus Euroseries. Winner of the McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year Award. Tests the McLaren-Honda MP4/5 Formula One car
1991 Runner-up in British F3 Championship,with 5 wins (more than any other driver in the Championship). Winner of the "European Marlboro Masters of F3" and the Macau Grand Prix
1992 F3000 racing with PSR. F1 test with Benetton-Ford
1993 Test driver for Williams-Renault. 3rd in F3000 Championship with PSR. GT Class Winner at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race with Jaguar
Formula One
1994  Test driver for Williams-Renault. Promoted to race driver after Ayrton Senna's fatal accident at Imola. 14 pts, 8th in the Drivers' Championship. Voted Scottish Sports Personality of the Year and ITV Young Sports Personality of the Year
1995 Williams-Renault: First Grand Prix win in Portugal. 49 pts, 3rd in the Drivers Championship. 7 podium finishes, 5 pole positions
1996 McLaren-Mercedes: Finished 2nd in Monaco and 3rd in Europe 18 points, 7th in Drivers Championship, 2 podium finishes
1997 McLaren-Mercedes: Finished 1st in Australia and Italy, 2nd in Austria and Europe, 36 points, 3rd in the Drivers' World Championship, 4 podium finishes.
F1 Statistics
(at the end of 1997)
Grand Prix Starts:  58
Grand Prix Points:  117
Grand Prix Wins:  3
Pole Positions:  5