Jonathan Jones has been recognised with a blue plaque in his home town of Cardigan, Wales reports the Tivy-Side advertiser.
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.
The plaque was unveiled at Prince Charles Quay on the banks of the River Teifi near to where Jones started his powerboat racing career.
I started my career racing on the Teifi, although funnily enough it’s not what I wanted to do when I was young.
I wanted to be a grand prix motorcycle racer but my dad said if that happened he would chuck me out!
When I was a kid I used to watch the boats racing under the bridge. I was hooked and thought l have to have a go at that!
Jones went on to win 4 Formula One World Championships and credited his wife:
It was a great time for me and my family but I could not have done it without the support and backing of my wife Gwyneth.
She was 100 per cent behind me all the time.
Jonathan Jones is now a familiar voice to followers of F1H2o, he gives expert commentary alongside Stephen Michael during the race live stream broadcasts.
Photo: Emyr Williams