Mike Taylor  Great Britain

  • Full name Michael Taylor
  • Birth date April 24, 1934
  • Birthplace Westminster, London, Great Britain
  • Current age 80 years 95 days
  • Teams Cooper, Team Lotus
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1959 Cooper 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 24 0 0 0 -
1960 Team Lotus 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Aintree July 18, 1959 Race results
Last race Belgian Grand Prix Spa June 19, 1960 Race results
Profile

The son of a Mercedes car dealer, Mike Taylor was an up-and-coming driver who was practising for what would have been his second Formula One championship race at Spa when the steering column on his Lotus broke - in the resulting crash he suffered serious injuries. He subsequently sued Lotus, reaching a substantial out-of-court settlement. He went on to run a property company which collapsed in 1977 with debts of several million pounds. In 1980 he married Stirling Moss's ex-wife Elaine Barberino.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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