John Nicholson (racing driver)
|Born||6 October 1941|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Races||2 (1 start)|
|First race||1974 British Grand Prix|
|Last race||1975 British Grand Prix|
John Nicholson (born 6 October 1941) is a former racing driver from Auckland, New Zealand. He participated in two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 20 July 1974. He scored no championship points.
Nicholson was the 1973 and 1974 British Formula Atlantic champion, and in his 'day job' was engine builder for McLaren. Nicholson also worked for Cosworth, Lotus, Embassy Hill, and he prepared a Saab engine for use in a Reynard Formula Three car. He commissioned Martin Slater of Lyncar to build him an F1 car, but Nicholson's ambitions stretched mainly to competing in non-championship races. After his F1 exploits, Nicholson turned his sporting attention to powerboat racing.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1974||Pinch (Plant) Ltd.||Lyncar 006||Cosworth V8||ARG
|1975||Pinch (Plant) Ltd.||Lyncar 006||Cosworth V8||ARG
- Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
- "Brefs" [In brief]. Echappement (in French) (Paris, France: Michael Hommell) (198): 23. April 1985.
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