Johnnie Wakefield
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Johnnie Wakefield

John Peter wins in Naples on 28 May 1939

John Peter "Johnny" Wakefield (5 April 1915 in Marylebone, London - 24 April 1942 in Wargrave, Berkshire) was an English racing car driver.[1]

He debuted in a British Alta (1936), next year in a Maserati 6CM at Gran Premio di Firenze, 10th place (1937), ran a British ERA (1938), and became the second to own a Maserati 4CL (1939), in which he won the Grand Prix of Naples, the French GP in Picardy, and the Grand Prix de l´Albigeois, coming in second at Rheims and third at the Prix de Berne.[2]

During the Second World War Wakefield joined the Fleet Air Arm and died in a flying accident.[3]

References

  1. ^ Driver overview
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Obituary J. P. Wakefield and N. G. Wilson" in The Motor, vol. 81 (London Temple Press Limited, 1942) p. 239



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