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Trevor Taylor

Trevor Taylor, 1962, Monaco GP. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Trevor Taylor, 1962, Monaco GP. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

26 Dec 1936
Gleadless, nr. Sheffield, Yorkshire

Died:

27 Sep 2010
Wickersley, nr. Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

27 (1959-1966)

F2 starts:

2 (1967)

Sadly died recently after a year long fight against cancer, which was the only thing to slow him down. Before that, he worked as a house husband, played golf and still followed the sport, particularly cheering on Virgin/Marussia due to their Yorkshire owners. He started in the sport as a 16 year old, building a Ford 8 with his brother Mike and initially raced in hillclimbs. Taylor survived many an accident during his time racing, including crashing into a public address pylon at Crystal Palace, somersaulting into Oulton Park's lake, crashing through a hedge at the German Grand Prix in 1962 and two occasions where his car barrel-rolled - the 1963 Mediterranean Grand Prix and at the Salzburgring in 1970. But Trevor, who really was an underrated driver, survived more or less intact until retiring from the sport in 1972.

Biography last updated 22 Sep 2014