7/2/2002, John Fairman dies.
Fairman debuted in the World Championship with an HWM-Francis in the 1953 British Grand Prix and became a regular in this event the following years, besides a couple of starts in the Italian GP. It was in Italy that he took part in his 13th and last GP in 1961. He went on to run a garage business in London and a mechanical parts company in Surrey before health issues forced him to retire in the early 1990’s. John Fairman spent the last years of his life in a motorsport retirement home near Rugby where he died in 2002 at the age of 88.
Born: 15th of March 1913 in Smallfield, UK;
Died: 7th of February 2002 in Rugby, UK, aged 88.