Jack Fairman, 1913 to 2002

Jack Fairman, winner in Sportscars in the late 1950s and sometime F1 racer, has died at the BEN Charity home in Rugby, England. He was 88. Born on the 15th March in Smallfield, Surrey, Fairman was an engineer by trade and started competing in ...

Jack Fairman, winner in Sportscars in the late 1950s and sometime F1 racer, has died at the BEN Charity home in Rugby, England. He was 88.

Born on the 15th March in Smallfield, Surrey, Fairman was an engineer by trade and started competing in 1934. He made his F1 debut with HWM at the 1953 British Gran Prix, and became the test driver for Connaught, entering the occasional Grand Prix up until 1963. It was in sportscars with Aston Martin that he made his name, winning two races with DBR1, including the Nurburgring 1000 Km with Stirling Moss.

Career Details:
1953 - 2 F1 GP (1 John Heath, 1 Connaught), 0 points
1955 - DNS British GB (Connaught), engine
1956 - 2 F1 GP (Connaught), 5 points, 10th (4th GB GP, 5th Italian GP)
1957 - retired British GP (Owen Racing/BRM)
1958 - 2 F1 GP (1 BC Ecclestone, 1 Cooper), 0 points
1959 - 2 F1 GP (High Efficiency Motors), retired British & Italian GPs.
Sportscars (Aston Martin DBR1): won Nurburging & Tourist Trophy
1960 - retired British GP (CT Atkins - Cooper-Climax)
1961 - 2 F1 GP (1 RRC Walker, 1 Fred Tuck), 0 points. DSQ GB GP (push start)

For more information:
Darren Galpin
Infineon House
Great Western Court
Hunts Ground Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol, BS34 8HP, England.

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Series FORMULA 1 , HISTORY , GENERAL , ROADRACING
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