Stan Jones (racing driver)

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Stan Jones
Ern Sealiger and Stan Jones 1953-10-06.jpg
Mechanic Ern Seeliger and Stan Jones (right) after winning the 50 mile Victorian Trophy Race on 6 October 1953
NationalityAustralian
Born(1923-03-00)March 1923
Died(1973-03-16)16 March 1973
Related to Alan Jones (son)
Australian Drivers' Championship
Wins5
Best finish1st in 1958 Australian Drivers' Championship
Championship titles
1954
1958
1959
New Zealand Grand Prix
Australian Drivers' Champ.
Australian Grand Prix

Stanley Jones (March 1923 – 16 March 1973) [1] was an Australian racing driver.

Today better known as father of 1980 World Drivers' Champion Alan Jones, Stan was a prominent racing driver himself, racing mainly in the 1950s. He is one of eleven drivers to have won the Australian and New Zealand Grands Prix. Jones raced the Maybach Specials, the last of the great Australian built specials to remain competitive against the imported European Formula 1 cars, before racing a Maserati 250F.

An amateur racer, his career declined along with the ability of his business interests (mostly car dealerships) to fund it. After two strokes Jones moved to London to be with his son Alan, and died just short of his 50th birthday. [1]

Career results

YearRace / SeriesPositionCarEntrant
1956 New South Wales Road Racing Championship for Racing Cars1st Maserati 250F Stan Jones Motors
1957 Australian Drivers' Championship 3rd Maserati 250F
1958 Australian Drivers' Championship 1st Maserati 250F
1959 Australian Drivers' Championship 3rdMaybach III-Chevrolet
Maserati 250F
Cooper T51-Climax
Sabakat-Porsche
1961 Australian Drivers' Championship 4th Cooper T51-Climax
Stan Jones (Maybach) contesting the 1954 Bathurst 100 Maybach of Stan Jones at 1954 Bathurst 100.JPG
Stan Jones (Maybach) contesting the 1954 Bathurst 100

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References

  1. 1 2 "Dynasties: Jones". abc.net.au. 9 January 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
John McMillan
Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
1954
Succeeded by
Birabongse Bhanudej
Preceded by
Lex Davison
Winner of the Australian Drivers' Championship
1958
Succeeded by
Len Lukey
Preceded by
Lex Davison
Winner of the Australian Grand Prix
1959
Succeeded by
Alec Mildren