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Alo Lawler

Alo Lawler, Shellsport Group 8 event, Mallory Park, May 1977. Copyright Alan Cox, 2013. Used with Permission.

Alo Lawler, Shellsport Group 8 event, Mallory Park, May 1977. Copyright Alan Cox, 2013. Used with Permission.

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Born:

27 Aug 1943
Montmellick, County Laois

Nationality:

Ireland

F2 starts:

0 (1977-1984)

Now lives in England, in Wigan. Full name is John Aloysius. Superb driver in Formula Libre, who remains linked to the sport via historics. Longtime based in Lancashire, he ran a car dealership there for years. Lawler was a very fast driver who didn't really get the budget or breaks his talent deserved. He raced for a while in British Formula Atlantic and then came third in the 1976 Indylantic series. A few seasons of racing in the Shellsport sportscar series in either a Chevron B29 or a Lola T460 car followed, before he switched to the F1 series, competing in a Surtees TS19 amongst other cars. Many years of British Formula Atlantic continued, with Lawler winning the title in 1982, one year after he finished runner-up in the series. He repeated his title win in 1983, before another abortive attempt to compete in Formula 2 in 1984 led to him stopping his competitive career.

Biography last updated 20 Mar 2017