Johnny Herbert Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Johnny Herbert Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5.75 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth June 25, 1964
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Rebecca Herbert

Johnny Herbert is a British retired racing driver, TV announcer, keynote speaker, racing analyst, and author. He is best known for racing in Formula One between 1989 and 2000 for teams such as Benetton, Ligier, Tyrrell, Stewart, Lotus, Jaguar, and Sauber. During that time, he won 3 Grand Prix championships and finished 4th in the 1995 F1 World Championship.

Born Name

John Paul Herbert

Nick Name

Johnny

Johnny Herbert at the International Racing Car Show in 2016
Johnny Herbert at the International Racing Car Show in 2016 (David Merrett / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Brentwood, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

British

 

Occupation

Retired Racing Driver, Author, Keynote Speaker, TV Announcer, Racing Analyst

Family

  • Father – Bob Herbert (Electrician)
  • Mother – Jane Herbert
  • Others – Pete (Uncle) (Owned a fun-kart track)

Manager

Johnny Herbert is represented by Champions (UK) PLC (Talent Agent) in Costock, Loughborough, Rushcliffe, ‎Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Car Number

  • 2 – Benetton Renault, Audi
  • 4 – Tyrrell
  • 5 – Mazda
  • 007 – Aston Martin
  • 8 – Jaguar
  • 15 – Sauber
  • 17 – Stewart
  • 22 – Stewart Ford
  • 25 – Ligier
  • 31 – Benetton
  • 45 – Team Dynamics

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 5.75 in or 167 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Johnny Herbert (Left) and Robert Kubica as seen in February 2018
Johnny Herbert (Left) and Robert Kubica as seen in February 2018 (Johnny Herbert / Twitter)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Johnny Herbert has dated –

  1. Rebecca “Becky” Herbert – He is married to Rebecca Herbert, a former British Airways flight attendant. They have 2 daughters, Chloe and Aimelia, the latter of whom was born in July 1992. Both of his daughters are active in horseriding, and Aimelia has shown interest in cars.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Blonde

Due to advancing age, his hair turned ‘Salt and Pepper’.

Eye Color

Gray

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Johnny Herbert at the 1997 British Grand Prix
Johnny Herbert at the 1997 British Grand Prix (Tony Harrison / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Distinctive Features

  • Downturned eyes
  • Receding hairline

Brand Endorsements

Johnny Herbert has endorsed brands such as Nissan.

He runs a yearly charity event called Johnny Herbert Karting Challenge.

Johnny Herbert Favorite Things

  • Circuits – Silverstone, Monza, Spa

SourceTelegraph

Johnny Herbert at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Johnny Herbert at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed (Phil Guest / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Johnny Herbert Facts

  1. He started his racing career with karting at the age of 10. Even though he needed to be 12 to get a license, he “fiddled with his birth date”. Johnny was 3 ft 6 in or 106.5 cm tall and had long, curly blond hair, and was thus mistaken for a girl a lot. Not too long after, he was discovered and banned from competing until he truly turned 12.
  2. He raced against Prince Harry in karting when they were children and Harry won at least once.
  3. He injured both of his legs in a race crash in the Formula 3000 race at Brands Hatch in 1988. Despite barely being able to walk and even facing possible amputation of his left foot, he returned to racing for the Benetton team the next year but had to adjust his driving style.
  4. Johnny drove a Mazda 787B when he won 1991 Le Mans 24 hours endurance race. He never thought he would win and only did it to prove to people in Europe his racing career was on the upswing after the injury.
  5. He was Michael Schumacher‘s teammate while he raced for Benetton in 1995. Years later, Johnny often joked that in the next life he’d like to swap careers with Michael.
  6. During the time they were teammates and driving for Lotus (1991-1992), he and Mika Hakkinen stayed in the same hotel. One night when they were sharing a room, Johnny tried to climb into a bathtub with Mika as a joke.
  7. He once pinched Ayrton Senna‘s butt in public as a joke.
  8. Johnny once drove a rental car straight into the back of a van to announce his arrival at a race test for Sauber.
  9. He once performed a pole dance in a leopard-print thong for JJ Lehto and the rest of their American Le Mans Series team.
  10. Starting in 2012, he became a regular contributor to the Sky Sports F1 channel as a commentator and racing analyst.
  11. He released his debut book titled What Doesn’t Kill You: My Life in Motor Racing on January 1, 2016. The people who read the book noticed that he used self-deprecating humor as a coping mechanism for many problems he faced.
  12. Johnny failed English at school. For that reason, he asked his fellow British former racing driver, Damon Hill, who has a degree in literature, for help with the book.

Featured Image by Phil Guest / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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