Date of Birth: 25 June 1964 Born: Essex, England Lives: Solihull, England
British Formula 3 Championship - 4 races, 1 third, 1 fourth
Johnny was awarded a test drive with Benetton for winning the series along with a place in the team's Junior Driver Team for 1988.
1 win, 1 pole, 2 fastest laps
Johnny finished 8th in the series despite missing the final four rounds as he recovered from the injuries he sustained during a serious accident at Brands Hatch.
In August Herbert was asked to drive for Team Lotus during the Monza tyre testing, greatly impressing team personnel
Johnny finished an outstanding 4th on his debut in Brazil, and scored further points with a 5th place finish in the American Grand Prix.
Herbert signed as test and development driver, and competed for the team in Japan and Australia.
Johnny partnered Mika Hakkinen in eight races from the Canadian Grand Prix onwards
In addition to his Formula One duties, Herbert also competed in a full season of Japanese Formula 3000 and won the Le Mans 24-Hour race for Mazda.
2 sixth places gave Johnny two points, placing him 14th in the World Drivers Championship
Johnny's best results of the year were three fourth places. His further points finishes left him 9th in the Driver's Championship in what had proved to be a difficult year with the 107B
Grand Prix Qualifying Race result South Africa 17th retired - engine Brazil 12th 4th Europe (Donington) 11th 4th San Marino 12th retired - engine Spain 10th retired - electrics Monaco 14th retired - gearbox Canada 20th 10th France 19th retired - spin Britain 7th 4th Germany 13th 10th Hungary 20th retired - electrics Belgium 10th 5th Italy 7th retired - accident Portugal 14th retired - accident Japan 19th 11th Australia 20th retired - hydraulic pump drive failure