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John Taylor (born 23 March 1933 in Leicester, United Kingdom – died 8 September 1966 in Koblenz, Germany) was a British racing driver who drove in five Formula One races.

He was killed on his fifth start, after a collision with Jacky Ickx on lap one of the race.


Taylor made his Formula One debut in the 1964 British Grand Prix, racing a Cooper. He managed to place 14th, but was 24 laps behind the leader.

He returned to Formula One with Brabham in the 1966 French Grand Prix, where he managed to snatch his only career point. He then raced 2 more races after this, where he placed 8th both times. He started the 1966 German Grand Prix, but died after a lap one crash.


While racing in the 1966 German Grand Prix, Taylor collided with Jacky Ickx on the first lap, on the approach to Quiddelbacher-Hohe. The car caught fire, but Taylor managed to free himself from the wreck. He was transferred to a nearby hospital, where he died four weeks later of severe burns.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1963 Bob Gerard Racing Cooper-Ford Non-championship only
1964 Bob Gerard Racing Cooper-Ford 0 NC Report
1965 Bob Gerard Racing Cooper-Climax Non-championship only
1966 David Bridges Brabham-BRM 1 20th Report
  • Italics donate non-championship entries.

Career Statistics[]

Entries 6
Starts 5
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Points 1
Laps Raced 261
Distance Raced 1289 km (801 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Pos
1964 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 0 NC
1966 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 1 20th
6th 8th 8th Ret
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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V T E F1 drivers killed while racing
1952: Cameron Earl
1953: Chet Miller
1954: Onofre Marimón
1955: Manny Ayulo
1955: Bill Vukovich
1957: Eugenio Castellotti
1957: Keith Andrews
1958: Pat O'Connor
1958: Luigi Musso
1958: Peter Collins
1958: Stuart Lewis-Evans
1959: Jerry Unser
1959: Bob Cortner
1960: Chris Bristow
1960: Alan Stacey
1961: Giulio Cabianca
1961: Wolfgang von Trips
1964: Carel Godin de Beaufort
1966: John Taylor
1967: Lorenzo Bandini
1967: Bob Anderson
1968: Jo Schlesser
1969: Gerhard Mitter
1970: Bruce McLaren
1970: Piers Courage
1970: Jochen Rindt
1971: Ignazio Giunti
1971: Pedro Rodríguez
1971: Jo Siffert
1972: Jo Bonnier
1973: Roger Williamson
1973: François Cevert
1974: Peter Revson
1974: Helmuth Koinigg
1975: Mark Donohue
1977: Tom Pryce
1978: Ronnie Peterson
1980: Patrick Depailler
1982: Gilles Villeneuve
1982: Riccardo Paletti
1986: Elio de Angelis
1994: Roland Ratzenberger
1994: Ayrton Senna
2015: Jules Bianchi
See also: List of fatal accidents
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