Five victories with Patrick Head’s FW07B in 1980 helped Jones fend off Nelson Piquet and Brabham to secure both the Drivers and Constructors World Championships for Williams, the first of many for the team.
Photo: Pete Austin
With a dad like Stan Jones it was hardly surprising that Alan became a motor racing nut when he was still a kid. Stan won the 1954 New Zealand International Grand Prix, four 1955 Victorian Trophies at Fisherman’s Bend, Melbourne, became the 1958 Australian Gold Star Champion and won the 1959 Grand Prix of Australia in Maseratis and Coopers—and Alan was usually there to see him do it. His father’s success soon nurtured an ambition in the young Jones to…
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