Driving the 5 Matra-Cosworth , Servoz-Gavin was only 13th on the grid but he reached a podium, finishing second in a dead-finish against Jacky Ickx Ferrari. In the sports car competitions during , Servoz-Gavin continued to race with Matra. Made for you by Snaplap. Retrieved from ” https: About SnapLap SnapLap is a motor-sport data resource for professionals and motor-sport fans.

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No serious injury, thankfully and miraculously in this accident unattributed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Born in Grenoble, Servoz-Gavin became known as “Johnny” from his days as a teenage ski instructor on the slopes above his home town. Retrieved September 20, The highlight of his Formula 1 career came in September at Monza.

Servoz-Gavin suffered an eye injury rackng an off-road event in the winter of —70, and had been worrying that his eyesight had been damaged. This page was last edited on 9 Marchat After that, they retired at Brands Hatch and finished sixth at Monza Kilometers. Ickx pitted for fuel in the final laps but it serrvoz-gavin a mighty fine performance by Servoz. After that, he participated in all three races of the North American tour in an exceptional Matra MSCosworth four-wheel-drive F1 car.

They didn’t finish the race. If the name looked great on the side of the cockpit, so also the man looked the part.

sdrvoz-gavin In the sports car races, he participated four times at Le Mans 24 Hoursall four with Matra and not finishing neither one of those four races. But by the end of the Monaco GP weekend he had failed to qualify and retired from the sport.


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In six races Servoz-Gavin scored one podium to finish sixth in the final points. After an era in which too many grand prix drivers…were to be seen pushing prams around the paddock, Johnny had the free-wheeling ways of my childhood heroes. Servoz-Gavin ended his F1 career at the same place where he started, at the streets of Monte-Carlo. September 2, in F1Features Tags: The race servoz-gavjn was Denny Hulme McLaren.

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Servoz looking cool despite the pressure! He took one championship point at Mosport, finishing sixth in the Canadian Grand Prix. The slightly less raucous noise of the V12 B. Servoz, Henri Grandsire and Roby Jojnny in Just on the evidence of that wet morning in Casino Square, though it seemed to me he had talent to throw away.

Johnny qualified the heavy, complex car on the second last row and again brought it home, this time in 7th place. His lot for though was the European F2 championship and some F1 drives in the experimental 4WD Matra MS84, this direction, a blind alley for Servzo-gavin, McLaren, Cosworth and Matra, all of whom built all wheel drive cars, mohnny story for another time.

Retrieved 14 September The V12 Matra powered T86B was not as powerful or nimble a conveyance as uohnny Matra but he popped it 15 th on the grid, in front of Vic Elford in the other Cooper but retired on lap 15 after an accident on the greasy surface.

Oliver was also showing up well on jhnny first outing with a real Grand Prix car, but he was less spirited than the two French lads. Johnny Servoz-Gavin retired from racing at the end of He had previously attended the racing drivers’ school serovz-gavin the Magny-Cours circuit in the centre of France, from which he was “thrown out” [3] and in entered the French Formula Three Championship in a private Brabham BT He also impressed at the Monaco Grand Prixentering as Jackie Stewart’s stand-in, starting from the front row of the grid, [1] and leading from Graham Hill at the start, until his race ended early after clipping a barrier and breaking a driveshaft in a similar incident to the one that resulted in the death of Lorenzo Bandini in the Monaco Grand Prix the previous year.


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It was put out but the servoz-gvin rear end was destroyed, a great effort at an end. Georges-Francis “Johnny” Servoz-Gavin 18 January — 29 May [1] was a motor racing driver in both sportscars and single seaters.

With a little over 4 hours to go he was up to second, the home crowd getting more and more excited…but at After again hitting Monaco’s chicane and failing to qualify for the grand prix, he retired jhnny, never to race again. Jackie Stewart had been forced to miss the race with a damaged wrist.