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]
Died 8 September 1966(1966-09-08) (aged 33)
Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1964, 1966
Teams Bob Gerard Racing (privateer Cooper),
Privateer Brabham
Entries 5
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1964 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1966 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]


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
1966 David Bridges Brabham BT11 BRM V8 MON BEL FRA
ITA USA MEX 20th 1


  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.

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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