Few names in international motorsport are treated with the same reverence as Alan Jones.
When he speaks, they listen.
He is one of only two Australians to win the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship, and the first driver to do it for the now famous Williams team.
His efforts brought Formula One to Australian TV screens, and today he is the voice of Formula One on Network Ten and a board member of the Australian Grand Prix.
AJ is the son of Stan Jones, the winner of the 1959 Australian Grand Prix, and he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and race cars.
While working for his father’s car dealership he began his racing career, and eventually took his ability at selling cars to Europe where he used that to fund his burgeoning racing career.
AJ climbed to the very top of the motorsport world, claiming the 1980 World Drivers’ Championship before retiring from the sport for the first time in 1981.
He made a brief comeback to Formula One before racing touring cars in Australia.
Today he works with the Ten Network on its Formula One coverage and the weekly RPM show.
He also regularly works at Formula One Grand Prix as a race steward.
His no-nonsense style brought him both admirers and detractors, but he always spoke as he saw it.
He still does that today.
There are many stories to tell from his racing career, his personal life and business. Some stories that only time allows them to be told.
Allan travels from Gold Coast
I just wanted to say a very big Thank You for taking the time to come to Abu Dhabi.
Everyone loved having you there, loved listening to your stories and were very appreciative of your guided tours.
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of them to be there with you.