Tuesday 21st January 1930
Born on this day, Michael John Campbell-Jones, Formula One driver from England who participated in 2 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting in June 1962. He scored no championship points. He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races.
After some success in sports car racing in 1958, Campbell-Jones entered Formula Two whilst entering minor Formula One races. In 1962 he joined the Emeryson team but achieved little; his one World Championship entry was in the Belgian Grand Prix, where the Emeryson’s gearbox failed in practice. He raced a borrowed Lotus which he retired with gearbox failure, although he was classified 11th. However, he did achieve some minor placings in lesser Formula One races that year. In the 1962 Solitude Grand Prix (non-championship) he had an accident in practice and was badly burnt.
In 1963, he moved to Tim Parnell’s team which were running Lolas, but he struggled again with his single Championship entry seeing him finish 13th at the British Grand Prix. After that season, Campbell-Jones faded from the scene.