|First race||South African Grand Prix||Prince George||December 29, 1962||Race results|
|Last race||South African Grand Prix||Kyalami||March 4, 1972||Race results|
John Love partnered Tony Maggs in Ken Tyrrells' Formula Junior team in 1961 and then won the 1962 British Touring Car Championship in a works Mini Cooper. An abortive attempt to race Formula One in Europe in 1964 led to his return to South Africa where he not only won the first of his six South African Formula One titles at the end of that year but also raced regularly in the country's World Championship Grand Prix.
His results were relatively patchy as he kept finding himself in outmoded equipment, but in 1967 he came close to causing one of the greatest upsets of all time when only a precautionary late pit stop for fuel lost him the race, dropping him to second place. Thereafter he shone in the South African Springbok sports car series.
Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books