John Nicholson (racing driver)

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John Nicholson
Born (1941-10-06) 6 October 1941 (age 73)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality New Zealand New Zealander
Active years 19741975
Teams Lyncar
Races 2 (1 start)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1974 British Grand Prix
Last race 1975 British Grand Prix

John Nicholson (born 6 October 1941[1]) 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.[2] 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[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 WDC Points
1974 Pinch (Plant) Ltd. Lyncar 006 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
BEL
MON
SWE
NED
FRA
GBR
DNQ
GER
AUT
ITA
CAN
USA
NC 0
1975 Pinch (Plant) Ltd. Lyncar 006 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
ESP
MON
BEL
SWE
NED
FRA
GBR
17
GER
AUT
ITA
USA
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Brefs" [In brief]. Echappement (in French) (Paris, France: Michael Hommell) (198): 23. April 1985.