John Taylor  Great Britain

  • Full name John Taylor
  • Birth date March 23, 1933
  • Birthplace Anstey, Leicestershire, Great Britain
  • Date of death September 8, 1966 (33 years 169 days)
  • Place of death Koblenz, Germany
  • Teams Brabham, Cooper
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1964 Cooper 1 1 0 0 1 14 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
1966 Brabham 4 4 0 0 3 6 0 0 15 0 0 1 20
Total 5 5 0 0 4 6 0 0 15 0 0 1
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Brands Hatch July 11, 1964 Race results
Last race German Grand Prix Nürburgring August 7, 1966 Race results
Profile

A former RAF officer, John Taylor took part in five championship Formula One races, putting together a decent run of form in a privately-entered Brabham in 1966, with a sixth in France followed by a brace of eighths. However, at the German Grand Prix he collided on the first lap with the Formula 2 Matra of Jacky Ickx, his car bursting into flames. He was rushed to hospital with 50% burns where he died five weeks later from his injuries.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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