John Taylor (racing driver)
Taylor at the Nürburgring in 1966
|Born||23 March 1933|
Anstey, Leicestershire, England
|Died||8 September 1966 (aged 33)|
Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1964, 1966|
|Teams||Bob Gerard Racing (privateer Cooper),|
|First entry||1964 British Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1966 German Grand Prix|
John Malcolm Taylor (23 March 1933 – 8 September 1966) was a racing driver from England. He participated in five World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, and also participated in several non-championship Formula One races. His Formula One debut was on 11 July 1964, at the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch driving a one-litre, 4-cylinder, Cooper–Ford T73, where he finished fourteenth, 24 laps down, after an extended pit–stop due to a gearbox problem. Taylor did not compete in the Formula One World Championship in 1965, but continued to drive in non–championship races. He returned to Grand Prix racing in 1966 driving a two-litre Brabham–BRM for privateer David Bridges. His first race that season was the French Grand Prix at Reims where he scored his one championship point. There followed eighth places at both the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch and the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.
Taylor died following a crash at the 1966 German Grand Prix, when the Brabham collided with Jacky Ickx's Matra on the first lap of the race. He emerged from the wreckage badly burned, and died from his injuries four weeks later.
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1964||Bob Gerard Racing||Cooper T71/73||Ford 109E 1.5 L4||MON||NED||BEL||FRA||GBR
|1966||David Bridges||Brabham BT11||BRM P60 2.0 V8||MON||BEL||FRA
Complete Formula One Non-Championship results
|1963||Bob Gerard Racing||Cooper T59||Ford 105E 1.5 L4||LOM||GLV||PAU||IMO||SYR||AIN
|1964||Bob Gerard Racing||Cooper T71/73||Ford 109E 1.5 L4||DMT||NWT
|Cooper T60||Climax FWMV 1.5 V8||MED
|1965||Bob Gerard Racing||Cooper T60||Climax FWMV 1.5 V8||ROC
|1966||David Bridges||Brabham BT11||BRM P60 2.0 V8||RSA||SYR||INT
- "Database - John Taylor". Motor Sport. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- Steve Small. The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. pp. 378–379. ISBN 0851127029.
- "John Taylor – Involvement". statsf1.com. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
- "John Taylor – Involvement Non World Championship". statsf1.com. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
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| Formula One fatal accidents
7 August 1966 (date of accident)
8 September 1966 (date of death)