Behind the scenes of Watson's landmark win

Behind the scenes of Watson's landmark win

It's 30 years since John Watson's British Grand Prix victory for McLaren kicked off a long and successful period for the team under the stewardship of Ron Dennis. Adam Cooper spoke to the key players behind a landmark result

Thirty years ago John Watson won the British Grand Prix for McLaren in what was surely one of the most popular results the race has ever produced.

There were so many reasons why it was the perfect result on the day. Watson himself had endured five frustrating seasons since his only previous win with Penske in 1976, while McLaren had gone over three years without a victory and Silverstone was the first success for new team boss and co-owner Ron Dennis.

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