John Booth (motor racing)
|Born||John Alfred Booth
December 18, 1954
|Occupation||Formula One team principal|
|Known for||Manor Formula One team, principal|
John Alfred Booth (born December 18, 1954 in Rotherham, England) is the current team principal of the Manor Formula One team. He was initially the team's sporting director, but took over the role of team principal from Alex Tai less than one month after the team's launch.
Booth was a racing driver during the 1980s, racing in Formula Ford.
He created the Manor Motorsport team in 1990, and since that time Manor's record of success includes some 171 race wins and 19 championship titles in series such as Formula Renault and Formula Three Euroseries.
On 12 June 2009 it was announced Manor's application to participate in the 2010 Formula One season had been accepted. Their F1 team was originally called Manor Grand Prix, but the name was later changed to Virgin Racing, with backing from Virgin Group and later still to the Marussia F1 Team, following Russian sports car manufacturer Marussia acquiring a controlling interest in the team. Booth had said that the F3 team will continue to run, despite his focus shifting to the F1 team. However, Manor have pulled out of the Euroseries, to compete in the new-for-2010 GP3 Series.