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John Barber


22 July 1929 (92)
Dorino Serafini (22 July 1909)
Gino Bianco (22 July 1916)


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8th (1953 Argentine Grand Prix)
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1953 Argentine Grand Prix
1953 Argentine Grand Prix

about John Barber

John David Barber (born 22 July 1929 in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire) is a former racing driver from England. Before his racing career he was a fish merchant in London.

He first raced a Cooper-JAP and then bought a Formula Two Cooper-Bristol Mk1 which he raced during 1952. Despite winning a minor race at Snetterton, he had little success and finally crashed the car badly towards the end of the season.

At the start of 1953, Barber travelled to Argentina to compete in the Formula One Grand Prix there with a works Cooper T23, in which he came in eighth, seven laps down. He also competed in a Formula Libre race in Buenos Aires and finished 12th.

Back in England, he raced a Golding-Cooper, which may have been built from the remains of his crashed Mk1 Cooper. While racing this car in the British Empire Trophy on the Isle of Man, he was involved in an accident which killed another driver, James Neilson. Barber sold the car soon after. He next raced in 1955, driving a Jaguar C-type.

After his motor racing career came to an end, Barber retired to live on a boat in the Mediterranean.

source: Wikipedia



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1953 Alan Brown
Adolfo Cruz
Ken Wharton
Stirling Moss
Bob Gerard
Peter Whitehead
Tony Crook
Jimmy Stewart
Rodney Nuckey
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