DRIVERS: JACK FAIRMAN

Name: Jack Fairman
Nationality: Great Britain
Date of birth: March 15, 1913 - Smallfield, nr Horley, Surrey
Date of death: February 12, 2002 - Rugby, Warwickshire

A second division Formula 1 driver who originally dovetailed his racing with the task of running his family's precision tool manufacturing business. Fairman had more determination than flair but achieved a couple of top six finishes in a works Connaught during 1956, his best result being fourth in the British Grand Prix. He drove a BRM in the 1957 British Grand Prix at Aintree and one of Bernie Ecclestone's Connaughts in the '58 race. His final World Championship outing came in a private Cooper-Climax at Monza in 1961, although two years later - at the age of 50 - he drove one of Carel de Beaufort's Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsches in the non-Championship City of Imola Grand Prix where he finished seventh.

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