|1968||Cooper, McLaren, Honda||9||8||0||0||3||5||0||0||16||0||0||3||22|
|First race||Italian Grand Prix||Monza||September 2, 1956||Race results|
|Last race||United States Grand Prix||Watkins Glen||October 3, 1971||Race results|
Jo Bonnier was a throwback to an earlier era, born into a wealthy family which allowed him to participate in motor racing despite the wish of his parents. He attended Oxford University to study languages (he spoke six) and seemed set to join the family publishing business even though he raced, mainly bikes, in his spare time.
He first entered F1 in 1956 and raced with enthusiasm but little success, surviving a crash at Imola in 1958 which left his Maserati a complete wreck. In 1959 he won the Dutch GP, the only success of his long career - he did win the 1960 German GP which was held as a preparation for a rule change the following season. He continued to drive for a number of teams, including his own Joakim Bonnier Racing Team.
After 1968 his involvement gradually wound down as he concentrated on team management, and at the start of 1972 he announced he had quit F1 as he wanted to concentrate on safer racing. Tragically, at that year's Le Man 24-hour race his Lola crashed, ploughing into pine trees and cutting a 200-yard swathe through them as his car disintegrated. He was killed instantly.