Andrew Watson began his motor racing career at the age of 15, in the Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship, making regular podiums through to 2011.
2012 saw Andrew contest the entire Ginetta Junior championship season with Douglas Motorsport. The season saw him deliver fifth place in the Championship, achieving six podium places, including second places and his maiden victory, with only two non-finishes out of the twenty-round season.
Andrew’s Ginetta Junior team decided to enter the senior competition, the Ginetta GT Supercup, using a more advanced Ginetta G55 and achieved a 2nd place podium at Thruxton.
For the 2014 Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Andrew stayed with long-term team Douglas Motorsport and success came early, with pole position, fastest lap and his first win in the opening round at Brands Hatch. A further win saw Andrew leading the championship. He eventually finished the season in fourth place.
In 2015, Andrew made a switch to the British GT Championship driving a McLaren 650S GT3 for Von Ryan Racing as part of the McLaren Young Driver Programme.
Andrew also raced in 4 races of the International Open GT Championship, scoring 1 race win and 1 pole position. In addition, Watson competed in the Sepang 12 hours and secured a class victory.
For 2016, Andrew went on to race for Garage 59 in the Blancpain Endurance Series and Blancpain Sprint Series and the team successfully took part in a 10-date calendar, visiting some of the most iconic circuits in Europe.
2017, Andrew was again behind the wheel of the McLaren 650s GT3 in the Blancpain GT Series but this time representing Strakka racing in the Blancpain GT series. He had 2 front row starts at Zolder & Nurburgring for the Blancpain GT Sprint Series.
For the 2018 campaign, Andrew raced for Garage 59 in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. Andrew and the team’s highlight moment of the year came at the 1000km of Paul Ricard where the team brought home a third place to collect Andrew’s first overall podium in the series.
2019 began with Andrew signing with Aston Martin Racing to become one of the British brand’s AMR Juniors – a role that will see him represent Aston Martin Racing and become a mentor for AMR’s Academy Drivers.
He also stayed with Garage 59 as they moved to the brand new Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Andrew endured a tough year with multiple DNF’s all out of Andrews control.
In August, it was announced that Andrew Watson will compete in the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship with Gulf Racing in the LMGTE Am category Andrew’s campaign will take him across the world to race in some of the most prestigious endurance events, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in September 2020.
4 rounds into the Championship the team secured a 3rd place podium in Bahrain at the end of 2019.
January 2020 saw Andrew head down under to take part in the Bathurst 12 hour with Garage 59. The team took second in class & came 20th overall.
Andrew has recently moved to London & enjoys playing golf, running & cycling. He is also a qualified sailing instructor!