John Watson and his mythical triumph in the 1983 Western United States GP

The Englishman won on the streets of Long Beach after starting 22nd. The keys to that singular success in episode 38 of the Motorbit podcast.

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Win a race of F1 It is not something easy to achieve and less if it is long in the 22th place. However, there was someone who achieved that feat: John Watson. That epic comeback from the eleventh row of the grid allows the Englishman to have the honor of being the only one who won a top-flight GP starting from so far behind.

John Watson Long Beach 1983Watson accomplished that feat in the 1983 Western United States Grand Prix, race that took place in the street circuit of Long Beach. It was a very rough race and although many consider that this benefited the McLaren driver to win, it was not like that ...

In episode 38 of the podcast Motorbit, Diego Durruty delves into that competition and reveals the true reasons why Watson and also his teammate Niki Lauda, who had started 23rd, occupied the first two steps of the podium.

That result showed that Ron Dennis, head of the Woking team, was wrong when he called his two pilots "Lazy."

Motorbit is a podcast that premieres every Monday. Is available in Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast and on the main digital platforms.

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