Former Grand Prix driver John-Campbell-Jones is turning 80 today! Despite being a regular in non-championship events, Campbell-Jones contested two Formula 1 World Championship Grands Prix, scoring no points.
After success in sports car racing in the late 1950s, Campbell-Jones joined Formula 2 and graduated to minor F1 races. His first F1 start came with the Emeryson team in 1962 at Belgium, where he blew the gearbox on their bespoke F1 chassis and borrowed a Lotus 18 for the race, with its gearbox also failing with 16 laps to go.
His second outing came with Tim Parnell’s outfit, which was running Lola chassis. His second and final championship appearance was at the British Grand Prix (pictured), where he finished 13th, 8 laps adrift, after a lengthy mid-race pit stop.
[Original image via ESPN F1]
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