John Cannon
Born (1933-Template:MONTHNUMBER-21)21 1933
Died Template:Death date and age
Formula One career
Nationality 25px-Canadaflag Canadian
Years 1971

John Cannon (21 June 1933 in London, U.K. – 18 October 1999 in New Mexico) was a sports car racer from England, who raced under the banner of Canada. He raced in the USRRC series, the CanAm Series and the L&M Continental Series (Formula 5000).

In the USRRC he drove for Nickey Chevrolet in a Dan Blocker, of Bonanza fame, sponsored Genie/Vinegaroon.

In the first year of the Can Am he was the top finishing Canadian propelled by a fourth place finish in the opening event at his home course, St Jovite. John duplicated that accomplishment in 1968 propelled by a famous win over the dominant McLaren team in a very wet race at Laguna Seca. He also attained top Canadian status in 1973.

John Cannon also ran in the Continental Series (Formula 5000) in 1969 and 1970 where he was champion in 1970, driving for St Louis trucking magnate Carl Hogan, in the Hogan-Starr racing McLaren M-10B.

John Cannon participated in one World Championship Formula One Grand Prix, on October 3, 1971 in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. He finished 14th, thus he scored no championship points. He also participated in one non-Championship Formula One race, the Questor Grand Prix, finishing up in 12th.

Cannon also made 15 starts in the USAC Championship Car series while driving on a part-time basis from 1968 to 1974. His best finish was 2nd place in the second race at Circuit Mont-Tremblant in 1968. He also finished a career best 27th in series points that year. He also attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1970 and 1974 but failed to make the race both years.

He was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1993. His son Michael has built a career as a race engineer. During the 2006 season at Forsythe Racing in the Champ Car World Series he was race engineer for A. J. Allmendinger.

Ever active, John Cannon died as the result of the crash of an experimental aircraft.

Complete World Championship Formula One resultsEdit


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1971 Yardley BRM BRM P153 BRM V12 RSA
NC 0

See alsoEdit

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