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Джон Лав

Love, John

Джон Лав / Love, John

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

Родился:

07.12.1924

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Умер:

25.04.2005

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Сезонов в Ф1:

10

Лет в Ф1:

11

Гран При:

10

Старты:

9*

*не стартовал:

1

Победы:

подряд:

Подиумы:

1

подряд:

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Первый ряд:

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Быстрые круги:

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Лучший финиш:

2

Лучший старт:

5

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

545

лидирования:

13

Километры:

2203.07

лидирования:

53.22

Очки:

6

за один сезон:

6

подряд:

Ф1: 1962-1972

Джон Лав / Love, John - 1962-1972

24 часа Ле-Мана: 1963-1969

Год

Команда

Шасси

1962John LoveCooper T55
1963John LoveCooper T55
1964Cooper Car CoCooper T73
Cooper T73
1965John LoveCooper T55
1967John LoveCooper T79
1968Team GunstonBrabham BT20
1969Team GunstonLotus 49
Lotus 49
1970Team GunstonLotus 49
Lotus 49
1971Team Peco/GunstonMarch 701
March 701
1972Team GunstonSurtees TS9
Surtees TS9

John Love was well known in Europe, having ventured to England in 1961 to race Ken Tyrrell's Formula Junior Cooper along with Tony Maggs. Although in his late thirties, Love was back for more in 1962, driving the works Mini-Cooper with spectacular success as well as competing in Formula Junior, but his season was cut short by an accident at Albi in which he sustained a badly broken arm. Business interests kept him at home from then onwards, apart from an abortive trip to the 1964 Italian GP, when his works Cooper was ill prepared.

The first of Love's six South African championships came in 1964, and it was a tally that was only halted by a determined rival in Dave Charlton, with whom he had some ding-dong battles over the years. Success generally eluded John in the local World Championship Grands Prix, though, with the exception of the 1967 event, when only a late pit stop for fuel prevented him taking what would have been a fairy-tale victory.

In addition to his single-seater exploits in South Africa, Love also regularly raced sports cars with distinction in the Springbok series of the late sixties and early seventies.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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