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[8] In 1974, Jones began the season in Formula Atlantic but felt it was a very amateurish effort, but a chance meeting with Harry Stiller led to a drive in the latter's March 74. 1954  J. M. Fangio [7] Jones did enough that season to be kept on by GRD for the next year with a new sponsor and only lost the 1973 championship due to a misfiring engine in the last round at Brands Hatch. It was Bozzani, not Buzzani. Racing: 9 races: 0 wins: 0 podiums: 0 pole position? By late 1977, he had caught the attention of Frank Williams, who was looking to rebuild his Formula One racing team. [5] However, in his first two races the engine failed and in the third the gearbox broke, which meant the opportunity ended. Jones had previously driven for the Kremer brothers when he and Schuppan drove a 956 to 5th place in the 1983 1000 km of Silversone. 1989  A. Prost, 1990  A. Senna 2011  S. Vettel 1995  M. Schumacher SCCA Road Atlanta Runoffs, 1986. AJ: How Alan Jones Climbed to the Top of Formula 1. 1963  J. Clark The changes in the hue of the Canary Yellow color was because I had to "lighten" up some photos I took in order to make them more visible (my flash did not work too well and the photos appeared too dark). 2005  F. Alonso The duels between Australia's two biggest motorsport names at the time have often been regarded as some of the best racing seen domestically in Australia. The Benson & Hedges sponsored Sierra's were brutally fast but disappointingly fragile and results were again elusive. 1981  N. Piquet All season Jones never gave anything less than his best." Can anyone help? From 1979 to 1981, Jones was awarded the No.1 driver of the season by the editor of the AUTOCOURSE annual. At the end of the season he had beaten Nelson Piquet by 13 points in the standings, becoming Australia's first World Champion since Sir Jack Brabham. By continuing to use our site you consent to the use of cookies. His final race was with Dick Johnson Racing, driving into a 7th-placed finish at the 2002 Bathurst 1000. Thinking of building a 924 GTR replica.Is this one for sale?Albert Broadfoot. Thanks for asking. Jones and his father Stan, along with Graham and Damon Hill, and Keke and Nico Rosberg, are the only father/son combinations to ever win the Australian Grand Prix. Jones also has a daughter, Camilla, born in 1990. Jones separated from his wife Beverley in the late 1980s. From 1999 onwards he no longer raced full-time, driving just the endurance races as a hired gun. You can find several Porsche 914s for sale in the Classic Driver Market. The factory had no interest, so what to do? The intriguing history of this Canary Yellow car, chassis 9140431571, began when it was ordered by Portuguese Porsche importer and distributor Messrs AS Motors Sociedade. His eldest daughter, Emma, has two daughters (born 2001 and 2004). [3] Williams Grand Prix had struggled for success in its first years and after Williams had restarted his team in 1977, Jones was entrusted to give them their first taste of it.

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