Tom Jones (racing driver)

Tom Jones (April 26, 1943 – May 29, 2015)[1][2] was an American racing driver, born in Dallas, Texas. He entered his own Cooper T82 in one Formula One race, the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix. After a promising practice performance, he suffered electrical problems during qualifying and only set one very slow lap time. The stewards denied him a place on the grid on the grounds that he was "too slow", even though he had been competitive in practice runs.

Tom Jones
Born(1943-04-26)April 26, 1943
Dallas, Texas
DiedMay 29, 2015(2015-05-29) (aged 72)
Eastlake, Ohio
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityUnited States American
Active years1967
Teamsprivateer Cooper
Entries1 (0 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1967 Canadian Grand Prix
Last entry1967 Canadian Grand Prix

Until quite recently Jones was considered one of Formula One's great obscurities, but it has since emerged that he raced on and off throughout the 1970s in various series before retiring in 1980. [3]

He ran a welding and metal fabrication company in Cleveland. Jones died in Eastlake, Ohio on 29 May 2015.[1][2] His old Cooper T82 still survives and its current owner competes with it in historic racing series.

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WDC Points
1967 Tom Jones Cooper T82 Climax FWMV 2.0 V8 RSA MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER CAN
DNQ
ITA USA MEX NC 0
1968 Tom Jones Cooper T86 Maserati 10/F1 3.0 V12 RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR
WD
GER ITA CAN USA MEX NC 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tom Jones". Driver Database. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Obituary Thomas C. Jones". Brunner. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Brown, Allen. "Tom Jones". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved September 2, 2018.

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