John Taylor (racing driver)

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John Taylor
John Taylor 1966.jpg
Taylor at the Nürburgring in 1966
Born(1933-03-23)23 March 1933
Anstey, Leicestershire, England[1]
Died8 September 1966(1966-09-08) (aged 33)
Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Active years1964, 1966
TeamsBob Gerard Racing (privateer Cooper),
Privateer Brabham
Entries5
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points1
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1964 British Grand Prix
Last entry1966 German Grand Prix

John Malcolm Taylor (23 March 1933 – 8 September 1966)[2] 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.[2] 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.[2] 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 BrabhamBRM 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.[2]

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.[2]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1964 Bob Gerard Racing Cooper T73 Ford S4 MON NED BEL FRA GBR
14
GER AUT ITA USA MEX NC 0
1966 David Bridges Brabham BT11 BRM V8 MON BEL FRA
6
GBR
8
NED
8
GER
Ret
ITA USA MEX 20th 1

Complete Formula One Non-Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1963 Bob Gerard Racing Cooper T59 Ford S4 LOM GLV PAU IMO SYR AIN
NC
INT
Ret
ROM SOL KAN MED AUT OUL RAN
1964 Bob Gerard Racing Cooper T73 Ford S4 DMT NWT
9
SYR AIN
5
INT
10
SOL
Cooper T60 Climax V8 MED
7
RAN
1965 Bob Gerard Racing Cooper T60 Climax V8 ROC
8
SYR SMT
7
INT
11
MED RAN
1966 David Bridges Brabham BT11 BRM V8 RSA SYR INT
6
OUL

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Database - John Taylor". Motor Sport. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Steve Small. The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. pp. 378–379. ISBN 0851127029.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Carel Godin de Beaufort
Formula One fatal accidents
7 August 1966 (date of accident)
8 September 1966 (date of death)
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Bandini