John "Skip" Barber III is a retired driver from the United States. While building a career in SCCA and CanAm racing, in 1971 Barber purchased a March 711, with the intention of bringing it back to North America for Formula 5000 racing. Instead, he wound up entering the car in six Grands Prix in 1971 and 1972, with a best finish of 16th at the 1972 United States Grand Prix.

In 1975, Barber saw a need and filled it. With two loaned Formula Fords and four students, he founded what became the Skip Barber Racing School, one of the most successful driving schools in the world. Alumni of the school have won every major race and championship in the US, save Formula One.

Today Barber lives in the hills of northwestern Connecticut, where he and his wife are the owner-operators of Lime Rock Park, one of the classic race tracks of the United States.


Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Records[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1971 Gene Mason Racing March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1972 Gene Mason Racing March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts Pos
1971 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.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 Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
DNQ NC Ret NC
1972 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.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 Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
NC 16th


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
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols
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