John Love (born in Bulawayo, December 7, 1924 - died April 25, 2005) was a Formula One driver from Rhodesia. He participated in 10 grands prix, debuting on December 29, 1962. He achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 6 championship points.
Six times South African F1 Champion in the 1960s, this Rhodesian star had originally shone in the European Formula Junior firmament back in 1961-62 at the wheel of a Cooper-Austin from Ken Tyrrell's team. An unfortunate accident at Albi resulted in a very badly broken arm and effectively thwarted his chances of moving into full-time F1, but he came close when he was nominated as Phil Hill's replacement in the works Cooper team for the 1964 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Nevertheless, he became a regular contestant in the South African Grand Prix and was leading the 1967 event at Kyalami in his 2.7 L Climax-engined Cooper when a misfire prompted him to make a precautionary stop for extra fuel and he dropped back to finish second behind the works Cooper-Maserati of Pedro Rodriguez.
Complete Formula One results (Note: grands prix in bold denote points scoring races.)
Yr Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Team 1962 Coop DUT MON BEL FRA GBR DEU ITA USA SAF Coop 1963 Coop MON BEL DUT FRA GBR DEU ITA USA MEX SAF Coop 1964 Coop MON DUT BEL FRA GBR DEU AUT ITA USA MEX Coop 1965 Coop SAF MON BEL FRA GBR DUT DEU ITA USA MEX Coop 1967 Coop SAF MON DUT BEL FRA GBR DEU CAN ITA USA MEX Coop 1968 Brab SAF SPA MON BEL DUT FRA GBR DEU ITA CAN USA MEX Brab 1969 Lotu SAF SPA MON DUT FRA GBR DEU ITA CAN USA MEX Lotu 1970 Lotu SAF SPA MON BEL DUT FRA GBR DEU AUT ITA CAN USA MEX Lotu 1971 Marc SAF SPA MON DUT FRA GBR DEU AUT ITA CAN USA Marc 1972 Surt ARG SAF SPA MON BEL FRA GBR DEU AUT ITA CAN USA Surt