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Database start - Driver search - John Love


 
John Love, Rhodesia
1924-12-07 - 2005-04-25
F1 Career: S.Africa 1962 - S.Africa 1972

  Races
Race Wins
Pole Positions
Podiums
Fastest Laps
Total Points
9
0
0
1
0
6
       
Percent Wins
Percent Poles
Percent Podiums
Percent Fast.Lap
Points per Race
 
0,00%
0,00%
11,11%
0,00%
0,67p  
John sustained a badly broken arm at Albi 1962. He was close to a victory in the 1967 South African GP when he had to take late pit stop for fuel.
He also raced sports cars in the Springbok series of the late sixties and early seventies. He died of cancer in April 2005.
He owned the Jaguar dealership in Bulawayo and had his own stock car racing team in the 1980s.

John was the first in F1 to race with a sponsor on his car.

Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1972 - 0 Surtees TS9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Team Gunston
1971 - 0 March 701 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Team Peco/Gunston
1970 - 0 Lotus 49 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Team Gunston
1969 - 0 Lotus 49 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Team Gunston
1968 - 0 Brabham BT20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Team Gunston
1967 11 6 Cooper T79 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 Private
1965 - 0 Cooper T55 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Private
1964 - 0 Cooper T73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 dnq
1963 - 0 Cooper T55 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Private
1962 - 0 Cooper T55 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 R, Private

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
1972 Rhodesian Grand Prix Winner Brabham-Ford .
1971 25th Anniversary Trophy ret . .
. Rhodesian Grand Prix Winner March-Ford .
1969 South African Formula One Championship Champion . .
1968 South African Formula One Championship Champion . .
. Rhodesian Grand Prix Winner Lotus-Ford .
1967 South African Formula One Championship Champion . .
. Rhodesian Grand Prix Winner Brabham-Repco .
1966 South African Formula One Championship Champion . .
1965 South African Formula One Championship Champion . .
. Rhodesian Grand Prix Winner Cooper-Climax .
1964 South African Formula One Championship Champion . .
1963 Rhodesian Grand Prix Winner Cooper-Climax .
1962 Formula Junior . Cooper-Austin Ken Tyrrells team
. . . Mini-Cooper .
. BTCC Champion Cooper .
1961 Formula Junior . Cooper-Austin Ken Tyrrells team
1960 . 7th Lola first S Af post WWII race