John Miles (racing driver)

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John Miles
John Miles 1970 Nürburgring.jpg
Born(1943-06-14)14 June 1943
London, England, U.K.
Died8 April 2018(2018-04-08) (aged 74)
London, England, U.K.
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityBritish
Active years19691970
TeamsLotus
Entries15 (12 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points2
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1969 French Grand Prix
Last entry1970 Italian Grand Prix

John Miles (14 June 1943 – 8 April 2018[1]) was a British former racing driver, engineer, journalist and music executive. He participated in 15 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.

His career began on 6 July 1969, in the Lotus 63 4-wheel drive F1 car for which he was the official Team Lotus test driver. He scored a total of 2 championship points with a fifth place in the 1970 South African Grand Prix.

In 1985 Miles founded 'Miles Music', a jazz recording company.[2][3]

Miles died on 8 April 2018 in London at the age of 74.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers – Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007.
  2. magazine, Autosport. "MPH: Mark Hughes on... - F1 - Autosport Plus". Autosport.com.
  3. "Miles Music, History".
  4. Brown, Allen. "John Miles". OldRacingCars.com.