He is best known for his time in Formula One, where he raced from 1984-1987, and from 1992-1996.
He began grass track racing when he was just 12-years old.
He won the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans while racing for Jaguar.
He married Liz Brundle, and has two children with her.
In 1988 and 1990 he was the Autosport British Driver of the Year, with Nigel Mansell taking the honors in 1989.