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John Cannon (March 21 1933 - October 18 1999) was a Canadian driver. Born in London, he moved to Canada in 1958 after a stint in the RAF. Active in sports car racing through the 1960's - including a win at he 1968 Laguna Seca Can-am race - he got into Formula 5000 racing in 1969 and won the championship the following year His first entry in Formula One was in a factory March 701 at the non-championship 1971 Questor Grand Prix, where he out-qualified teammate Ronnie Peterson, and finished an impressive 12th. At Watkins Glen later that season, Cannon was entered in the spare factory BRM P160, where he finished 14th, three laps down.

Cannon died in 1999, when the experimental ultralight aircraft that he was flying near his home in New Mexico suffered a structural failure, causing a crash.


Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Records[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1971 STP March Racing Team March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
Yardley Team BRM BRM
1972 Privateer March-Rover (F5000) Non-championship entry only
Sid Taylor

Career Statistics[]

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts Pos
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14th
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols
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