Warwick to join stewards panel in Budapest

Warwick to join stewards panel in Budapest

29 July 2010 – Formula 1 governing body the FIA has confirmed that, for the second time this year, Britain’s Derek Warwick will be the racing driver in Race Control ahead of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Warwick brings with him a vast amount of racing experience from various formulae, having clinched the 1992 World Sports Car Championship for Jaguar after starting his career in the 1960s, becoming South Karting Champion at the age of 16.

Second place overall then followed in Formula Ford on both the British and World stages before Derek won the Vandervell Formula 3 title and picked up the runner-up spot in the BP Championship. On top of this, Warwick also finished second overall in Formula 2.

He made his F1 debut with Toleman in 1981 before enjoying his highest-placed race finishes of second for Renault at the Belgian and British Grands Prix of 1984.

A sole win came as a driver in the British Touring Car Championship in 1998 although Derek later enjoyed much success as a Team Manager with Triple 8 and Vauxhall.

The steward role this weekend is his second of the season, having also judged the events of the Spanish Grand Prix in May.


Also on Thursday: Irvine not interested in steward job

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The following drivers have served as stewards in 2010:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hungary Derek Warwick
Germany Danny Sullivan
Great Britain Nigel Mansell
Europe Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Canada Emerson Fittipaldi
Turkey Johnny Herbert
Monaco Damon Hill
Spain Derek Warwick
China Alexander Wurz
Malaysia Johnny Herbert
Australia Tom Kristensen
Bahrain Alain Prost
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