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|name=John Love |nationality=Rhodesia Rhodesian |birth_date=7 December 1924 |death_date=25 April 2005(age 80) |Years=1962-1965, 1967-1972 |Team(s)=Cooper, privateer (Cooper, Brabham, Lotus, March, Surtees) |Races=10 (9 starts) |Championships=0 |Wins=0 |Podiums=1 |Points=6 |Poles=0 |Fastest laps=0 |First race=1962 South African Grand Prix |First win= |Last win= |Last race=1972 South African Grand Prix |

John Love (racing driver)

Personal information
NameJohn Love
Formula One World Championship career
Active years1962-1965, 1967-1972
TeamsCooper, privateer (Cooper, Brabham, Lotus, March, Surtees)
Races10 (9 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums1
Career points6
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First race1962 South African Grand Prix
Last race1972 South African Grand Prix

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John Maxwell Lineham Love (December 7, 1924 - April 25, 2005) was a racing driver from Rhodesia. He participated in 10 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on December 29, 1962. He achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 6 championship points.

Love was born in Bulawayo. Six times South African F1 Champion in the 1960s, he had originally shone in the European Formula Junior firmament back in 1961-62 at the wheel of a Cooper-Austin from Ken Tyrrell's team. An unfortunate accident at Albi resulted in a very badly broken arm and effectively thwarted his chances of moving into full-time F1, but he came close when he was nominated as Phil Hill's replacement in the works Cooper team for the 1964 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Nevertheless, he became a regular contestant in the South African Grand Prix and was leading the 1967 event at Kyalami in his 2.7 L Climax-engined Cooper when a misfire prompted him to make a precautionary stop for extra fuel and he dropped back to finish second behind the works Cooper-Maserati of Pedro Rodríguez.

Love owned the Jaguar dealership in Bulawayo and had his own stock car racing team in the 1980s.


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