Jump to content


- - - - -

John Miles Rip


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 webfoot

webfoot

    Denny Hulme

  • Supporter
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 155 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham England
  • Interests:.
  • Sim interest:GPL

Posted Apr 09 2018 - 02:51 AM

Just heard the sad news that John Miles passed away yesterday (Sunday 8th April).

Whilst not really making it as a Team Lotus F1 driver, his influence on engineering good handling road cars should not be underestimated.  Firstly working at Lotus Cars.  IIRC I once saw an article which argued that John and the engineers he helped develop had a very wide influence on such cars as the Ford Focus and VW Golf mk5.


https://en.wikipedia..._(racing_driver)

https://www.motorspo...unch-john-miles

#2 JonnyA

JonnyA

    Perry McCarthy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 555 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dorset, UK
  • Interests:Historic motor sport, sailing, astrophotography
  • Sim interest:GPL

Posted Apr 09 2018 - 03:41 AM

John drove a base model Focus himself because it handled better than the sportier RS etc versions due to the lower weight in the nose. Bought one myself because of this, and it's a delight to drive.

Vale, John.

#3 pioujd428

pioujd428

    Chris

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 198 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Perth Australia
  • Interests:1967 and 1968
  • Sim interest:GPL

Posted Apr 15 2018 - 04:58 AM

RIP John Miles. I do not know a whole lot about him but starting as number 3 in Team Lotus and forced to drive the Lotus 63 must have been very difficult.

Edited by pioujd428, Apr 15 2018 - 04:59 AM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sim Racing Links