20 (7 starts)
Formula One driver
| Tyrrell, Lotus|
| 9 October 1961 (age 54)
Woolwich, London, England, UK (1961-10-09) |
Bernd Schneider, Mark Blundell, Martin Donnelly, Mauricio Gugelmin, Oscar Larrauri
Julian Bailey (born 9 October 1961 in Woolwich, London) is a former Formula One driver who raced for the Tyrrell and Lotus teams.
Julian Bailey Wikipedia
Although born in the United Kingdom, he was raised in Menorca, Spain. He became an accomplished Formula Ford 1600 racer in Britain, winning the important Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch. In 1987 he got his chance to race in Formula 3000, in a GA Motorsport Lola, in which he won in only his third Formula 3000 race, becoming the first British driver to win a race in the formula. This attracted the attention of Ken Tyrrell, and Bailey was recruited to drive for the Formula One team the following year. The car was very uncompetitive and he did not score a single point, while his teammate Jonathan Palmer scored five. In 1989 he joined the Nissan sports car factory team, and tried to get back into Formula One in 1991 with Lotus. He finished sixth in the San Marino Grand Prix but didn't retain his drive after Monaco. During his Formula One career he was entered in 20 Grands Prix, qualifying for seven at a time when the grids were over-subscribed, and scored a total of one championship point.
In 1993 he joined the Toyota BTCC team, finishing fifth in the championship, although his season is best remembered for his collision with teammate Will Hoy, which flipped Hoy's car onto its roof. The next two seasons were less successful, although he outscored 1991 champion Hoy in both their seasons as teammates. In 1996, Bailey competed in the South African Touring Car Championship (SATCC) for Minolta Toyota. He has raced primarily in sports cars since, winning the British GT Championship in 1999 and the FIA GT Championship in 2000 in a Lister Storm.
Bailey's stepson, Jack Clarke, is also a racing driver with experience in Formula BMW and Formula Palmer Audi. In 2009 he graduated to the FIA Formula Two Championship, and in 2014 moved to the British Touring Car Championship.
In 2008, he joined with ESPN STAR Sports as a guest commentator for a number of Formula One races.
On the show Top Gear, he was one of several drivers to race as The Stig.
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)