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A horrendous accident in the Formula 3000 Championship almost
ended Herbert's career before it had properly begun, but the popular
Brit bounced back to make his Formula One debut in 1989. He won
his First Grand Prix in Britain in 1995, pleasantly surprising a crowd
that had turned up to witness a Damon Hill victory. After two decent
seasons and one disappointing one at Sauber Herbert has joined
Stewart, and will probably be relieved to see the back of Jean Alesi.
The Frenchman spent much of last year complaining about Herbert,
who has an excellent reputation within Formula1 circles as a provider
of useful insight into car functionality. Unless they have improved
dramatically, that is input the Stewart team will desperately need. 1998
Scored one point in the opening race and failed to add to it over the
season. 1997 Finishes in 10th position with one podium finish to his
credit 1996 An unremarkable season sees him finish 14th, with only
one points- scoring finish - third place at Monza. 1995 Despite finishing
4th in the Drivers' Championship with two victories - in Britain and Italy
- to his credit he loses his ride with Benetton. 1994 Nomad Herbert tries
out with three different teams during the course of the season. He starts
the year off with Lotus before moving to Ligier for the European GP. He
ends the championship with Benetton 1993 Driving with Lotus Ford, he
finishes the season in 9th place 1992 He picks up his first points with
Lotus Ford with a sixth place finish in South Africa. He ends the season in
14th place 1991 He drives seven races with Lotus Judd, failing to disturb
the points table in any of them 1990 Joins Lotus Lamborghini, racing in the
Japanese and Australian GPs 1989 Finishes 4th in the Brazilian grand prix
to earn the first podium finish of his career. He gains two further points in
the USA to finish 14th overall.