Johnny Herbert: Biography highlights

Johnny Herbert is one of the greatest all-round racing drivers in the history of motorsport. During his incredible career he raced against the likes of Michael Schumacher, Damon Hill and Nigel Mansell and endeared himself to thousands of home fans by winning the 1995 British Grand Prix.

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About Johnny Herbert

A true motor racing hero who knows about dealing with both pressure and terrible setbacks – Johnny Herbert has an engaging and inspirational style that will delight both fans and business people alike. He belongs to an exclusive club of British drivers who enjoyed a successful career in Formula 1. He began his racing career when he was just 10 years old, racing karts. His talent was immediately obvious and in 1978, he became the British Junior Karting Champion.

After progressing through the ranks, Herbert moved into Formula 3 racing where his speed and skill began attracting attention. Eddie Jordan snapped him up for the 1987 season where he won the British Formula 3 title. Formula 1 beckoned. But not before he was hit by a serious setback badly breaking both his legs in a major accident at Brands Hatch in 1988. It was an act of huge bravery that saw him back in a racing car at the beginning of 1989, despite the fact that he could barely walk.

Throughout his incredible career Herbert was at the forefront of the sport, racing against the greats and winning the Grand Prix three times. He was always popular on the circuit and his win in the 1995 British Grand Prix, endeared him to thousands of home fans.

He has a passion for all types of motor racing and won the LeMans 24 Hours in 1991. Thirteen years later in 2004, he won the LeMans Series Championship showing what a talented competitor he continued to be.

He has since put his charismatic personality to good use as a leading member of the Sky Sports F1 expert commentary team and is a popular fixture at personal appearances, after dinner speeches and question and answer sessions. He knows all about the pressure that comes with taking part in some of the most spectacular sporting events in the world and has an entertaining take on life as one of Britain’s greatest racing drivers.



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Ian Stafford talks to Johnny Herbert for a very special 1 hour interview
Ian Stafford talks to Johnny Herbert for a very special 1 hour interview
Johnny Herbert discusses the Great Fightbacks of Motorsport
Johnny Herbert discusses the Great Fightbacks of Motorsport
Sky Sports F1

Johnny's contribution to our F1 coverage is always first class and he is a valued member of our Sky Sports F1 team. His expert analysis of qualifying and races ensures that our viewers get the very most from our extensive coverage of F1.

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Nissan in Europe

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Marketing Communications General Manager

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