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Team Gunston was a name used by Rhodesian racing driver John Love to enter his own cars in Formula One and sports car racing between 1962 and 1975. He also entered cars under his own name, i.e. John Love. Commonly the vehicles were entered for Love himself, but he also provided cars for a number of other drivers during the period.

Team Gunston
Full nameTeam Gunston
John Love
BaseSouth Africa
Founder(s)John Love
Noted staffJohn Love
Noted driversJohn Love
Sam Tingle
Ian Scheckter
Eddie Keizan
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1962 South African Grand Prix
Races entered11 [1]
Drivers'
Championships
0
Race victories0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Final entry1975 South African Grand Prix

Formula OneEdit

At the 1968 South African Grand Prix Gunston became the first Formula One team to implement sponsorship brands as a livery.[2]

Sports car racingEdit

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine(s) Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1962 John Love Cooper T55 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D NED MON BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA RSA
  John Love 8
1963 John Love Cooper T55 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA MEX RSA
  John Love 9
1965 John Love Cooper T55 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D RSA MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA MEX
  John Love Ret
1967 John Love Cooper T79 Climax FPF 2.8 L4 F RSA MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER CAN ITA USA MEX
  John Love 2
1968 Team Gunston Brabham BT20
LDS Mk 3
Repco 620 3.0 V8 F RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX
  John Love 9
  Sam Tingle Ret
John Love Cooper T79 Climax FPF 2.8 L4   Basil van Rooyen Ret
1969 Team Gunston Lotus 49
Brabham BT24
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Repco 620 3.0 V8
D
F
RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX
  John Love Ret
  Sam Tingle 8
1970 Team Gunston Lotus 49
Brabham BT26A
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 D
G
RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA MEX
  John Love 8
  Peter de Klerk 11
1971 Team Gunston March 701
Brabham BT26A
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA
  John Love Ret
  Jackie Pretorius Ret
1972 Team Gunston Surtees TS9
Brabham BT33
Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 F ARG RSA ESP MON BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA
  John Love 16
  Willie Ferguson DNS
1974 Team Gunston Lotus 72E Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA
  Ian Scheckter 13
  Paddy Driver Ret
1975 Team Gunston Lotus 72D Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G ARG BRA RSA ESP MON BEL SWE NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA
  Guy Tunmer 11
  Eddie Keizan 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Gunston's results at chicanef1.com". Formula One Results. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  2. ^ "'SA was ahead of the curve' - 50 years of sponsorship in F1". wheels24.co.za. Retrieved 4 October 2018.