Former F1 driver Bruce Johnstone is turning 74 today!
The South African-born driver started out in touring cars before moving into single-seater racing, finishing sixth in the 1960 Formula Libre South African Grand Prix, and finishing runner-up in the following year’s championship.
He drove a works BRM to fourth place at the 1962 Oulton Park Gold Cup, and took the same car to a ninth-placed finish in his only F1 World Championship start later that year.
A talented and versatile driver, he won the Rand 9 Hours at Kyalami – sharing a Ferrari 250 GTO with David Piper – before he retired altogether from competition, a decision that many felt to be premature.
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