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Helmet of John French

Flag of Australia John French

nationality Australian age 91 years old born November 28, 1930 hometown Millaa Millaa, Queensland

Racing highlights

19872ndHardie Irrigation 100
19811stJames Hardie 1000
19722ndHardie-Ferodo 500
19691stDatsun Three Hour
19621stAustralian GT Championship
19602ndArmstrong 500 - Class D

Racing career summary

Races entered61
Wins3
Podiums7
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage4.9%
Podium percentage11.5%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

1987Racing2 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1986Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1985Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1984Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1983Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1982Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1981Racing1 race1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1980Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1979Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1978Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1975Racing5 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position? fastest race laps
1974Racing8 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1973Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1972Racing3 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1971Racing4 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1970Racing2 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1969Racing3 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1968Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1967Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1966Racing3 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1965Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1964Racing2 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1962Racing2 races1 win1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps
1960Racing1 race0 wins1 podium? pole position? fastest race laps

Career details – the racing career of John French

1987 FIA World Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Mitsubishi Ralliart
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mitsubishi Starion

1987 Hardie Irrigation 100

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Ralliart Australia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mitsubishi Starion

1987 Nissan Mobil 500 Wellington

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6

1986 Australian Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Alf Grant
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A

1985 Australian Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Alf Grant
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Holden VK Commodore

1984 Australian Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Dick Johnson Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XE Falcon

1983 James Hardie 1000

PositionPointsTeam
22nd0Nissan Motor Company
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nissan Bluebird turbo

1983 Australian Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Nissan Motorsport Australia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Nissan Bluebird turbo

1982 Australian Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0Alf Grant, Dick Johnson Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
3000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XD Falcon
Ford XE Falcon

1982 Perrier Gold Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XD Falcon

1981 James Hardie 1000

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Dick Johnson Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XD FalconFord 5.8

1980 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0Dick Johnson Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XD FalconFord 5.8

1980 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
24th3
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

1979 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0Thompson Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XC Falcon GS500Ford 5.8

1978 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0Bryan Byrt Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XC Falcon CobraFord 5.8

1975 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th10Alfa Romeo Dealers Australia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
5000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0John French Pty Ltd
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000Alfa Romeo 2.0

1974 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th9
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
7000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000

PositionPointsTeam
0Bryan Byrt Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XA Falcon GTFord 5.8

1973 Sandown 250

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop

1972 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
23rd3Bryan Byrt Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase IIIFord 5.8

1972 Hardie-Ferodo 500

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Bryan Byrt Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase IIIFord 5.8

1972 Sandown 250

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III

1971 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th5Team Coca-Cola AMR, Geoghegans Sporty Cars
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
XY Falcon GTHO Phase III

1971 Hardie-Ferodo 500

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Ford Motor Co of Australia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase IIIFord 5.8

1971 Sandown 250

PositionPointsTeam
0Ford Motor Company
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III

1970 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th2
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Morris Cooper S

1970 Tasman Touring Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Alec Mildren Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo GTV 1750

1969 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th2
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

1969 Datsun Three Hour

PositionPointsTeam
1st0 Ford Motor Company
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford XW Falcon GTHO

1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500

PositionPointsTeam
0Alec Mildren Alfa Romeo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo 1750 GTVAlfa Romeo 1.8

1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500

PositionPointsTeam
0Alec Mildren Alfa Romeo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo 1750 GTVAlfa Romeo 1.8

1968 Datsun 3 Hour Trophy

PositionPointsTeam
5th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV

1967 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Morris Cooper S

1967 Gallaher 500

PositionPointsTeam
7th0British Motor Corporation
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Morris Cooper SBMC 1.3

1967 Rothmans 12 Hour International

PositionPointsTeam
0BMC Australia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
MG Midget

1966 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
6th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Morris Cooper S

1966 Rothmans 12 Hour International

PositionPointsTeam
6th0BMC Australia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Morris Cooper S

1966 Gallaher 500

PositionPointsTeam
8th0BMC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Morris Cooper SBMC 1.3

1965 Armstrong 500

PositionPointsTeam
0BMC
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Morris Cooper SBMC 1.3

1964 Australian Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Morris Cooper S

1964 Armstrong 500 - Class C

PositionPointsTeam
4th0Ron Hodgson Motors
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Cortina Mk.I GTFord 1.5

1962 Australian GT Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Centaur GT (Waggott)

1962 Bathurst Six Hour Classic - Division A

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Datsun Bluebird

1960 Armstrong 500 - Class D

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Australian Motor Industries
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Standard VanguardTriumph 2.0
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