John Barnard (born 1946) is a race car designer and is currently Technical Director for the Team KR Moto GP team. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, motor racing or car racing) is a Motorsport involving Racing Cars It Overview A Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix was first organized by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM in 1949
Widely regarded as one of the great technical innovators in Formula One, John Barnard is credited with the introduction of many new designs, including the semi-automatic gearbox and the first carbon fibre composite chassis. A chassis (plural "chassis" (ˈʃæːsiː ˈtʃæːsiː consists of a framework that supports an inanimate object analogous to an Animal 's
Barnard gained a diploma from Watford College of Technology in the 1960s and unlike many of his contemporaries he did not follow a lengthy academic career, instead choosing to join GEC. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969
In 1968 Barnard was recruited by Lola in Huntingdon as a junior designer and began working on many of the chassis manufacturers projects, including Formula Vee racers and numerous sports cars. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lola Racing Cars (also Lola Cars International) is a Racing car Engineering company founded in 1961 by Eric Broadley and based in Huntingdon Huntingdon is a town in the county of Cambridgeshire in East Anglia, England. While at Lola John Barnard was introduced to Patrick Head, who would later go on to help found the Williams Formula One team. Patrick Head (born June 5, 1945) in Farnborough, England, is co-founder and Engineering Director of the Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967 The two engineers became good friends and Head was best man at Barnard's wedding in the early 1970s. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970.
In 1972 John Barnard joined the McLaren Formula One team and remained for three years working alongside Gordon Coppuck on the design of the Championship-winning M23 chassis and other McLaren projects, including the team's Indycar. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. McLaren, founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren (1937&ndash1970 is a Formula One team based in Woking, Surrey, UK Since 1916 there has been a recognized United States national Automobile racing National Championship for drivers of professional-level single-seat Open wheel
By 1975 Barnard had been hired by Parnelli Jones to work alongside Maurice Philippe designing the team's Formula One racer which campaigned from 1974 to 1976. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rufus Parnell "Parnelli" Jones (born August 12, 1933 in Texarkana Arkansas) is a retired American racing driver and racecar owner Maurice Philippe, also known as Maurice Phil' l' ippe was a British aircraft and Formula One car designer After Philippe left Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing, Barnard modified the design for the Indycar circuit. Further Indycar designs followed and in 1980 the Barnard-designed Chaparral 2K chassis took Johnny Rutherford to the prestigious Indianapolis 500 and the CART drivers title. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Chaparral Cars was a United States Automotive company which built prototype race cars from the 1960s through the early 1980s The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, often shortened to Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500, and historically known simply as "The 500" is an American Champ Car, was the name for a class and specification of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades primarily for use in the Indianapolis
His success in America brought Barnard to the attention of new McLaren team boss Ron Dennis, and in 1980 he joined the team and began working on the McLaren MP4 (MP4/1), the first Carbon-Fibre-Composite (CFC) chassis in Formula One, alongside the Lotus 91 designed by Colin Chapman. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Ron Dennis CBE (born June 1, 1947) is the Chairman, CEO and 15% owner of the McLaren Group. The McLaren MP4/1 (initially known as the MP4) was a Formula One racing car produced by the McLaren team A chassis (plural "chassis" (ˈʃæːsiː ˈtʃæːsiː consists of a framework that supports an inanimate object analogous to an Animal 's The Lotus 91 was designed by Colin Chapman, Martin Ogilvie and Tony Rudd for the 1982 Formula One season. Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman ( 19 May 1928 - 16 December 1982) was an influential British designer inventor and builder in the automotive The chassis itself was built by Hercules Aerospace (U.S.A.) and quickly revolutionised car design in Formula One with new levels of rigidity and driver protection. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Within months the design had been copied by many of McLaren's rivals. In 1983, Barnard pioneered the 'coke-bottle' shape of sidepods still visible to this day. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar)
During his time with the team McLaren became the dominant force within Formula One, taking drivers titles in 1984, 1985 and 1986, with the first two seasons seeing constructors honours and the team narrowly missing out to Williams in 1986 for a third. The 1984 Formula One season was the 35th FIA Formula One World Championship season The 1985 Formula One season was the 36th FIA Formula One World Championship season The 1986 Formula One season was the 37th FIA Formula One World Championship season Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967 The 1986 Formula One season was the 37th FIA Formula One World Championship season By the time Barnard left McLaren for Ferrari at the end of 1987 his cars had won 31 Grands Prix for the team. McLaren, founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren (1937&ndash1970 is a Formula One team based in Woking, Surrey, UK Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing The 1987 Formula One season was the 38th FIA Formula One World Championship season Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894
When Barnard joined Ferrari the team had won only two Grands Prix in the last two seasons and the designer had been able to name his terms. Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing Given a large sum of money by the team to set up a design office in England, Barnard founded the Ferrari Guildford Technical Office and began work on returning Ferrari to regular winning. A lucky victory at the Italian Grand Prix in September 1988 followed in a season of total domination by McLaren, whose MP4/4 had been designed by his successor at the team, Gordon Murray. The 1988 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on September 11 1988 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The McLaren MP4/4 was the most dominant car in the history of Formula One. Prof (Ian Gordon Murray (born 1946 in Durban, South Africa) is a renowned designer of Formula One race cars and the famous
In 1989 Barnard pioneered the electronic gear shift mechanism - now known as a semi-automatic gearbox - which was operated via two paddles on the steering wheel. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) This revolutionary system was considered far too fragile to race and expectations were suitably low, however, Englishman Nigel Mansell took victory first time out in Rio. Biography Mansell was born in Upton-upon-Severn, a small Town in the English county of Worcestershire. The 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Jacarepaguá on March 26, 1989. John Barnard had instigated his second technical revolution, and by 1995 every team was running a copy of the Ferrari gearbox. "F1 1995" redirects here For the video games based on the 1995 Formula One season see F1 95. Two more wins followed in 1989 and momentum now seemed to be on the team's side. The 1989 Formula One season was the 40th FIA Formula One World Championship season
For 1990 Frenchman Alain Prost was signed in an effective swap, sending Ferrari favourite Gerhard Berger to McLaren. The 1990 Formula One season was the 41st FIA Formula One World Championship season Alain Marie Pascal Prost, OBE (born 24 February 1955 is a French racing driver Gerhard Berger, (born August 27, 1959 in Wörgl) is an Austrian former Formula One racing driver who owns 50% of the Scuderia Everything now seemed to be in place, and Barnard’s 641/2 took Prost to five race victories, but once more both titles fell to McLaren and he opted to leave the Italian team and join Benetton. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Benetton Formula Ltd, commonly referred to simply as Benetton, was a Formula One constructor that participated from 1986 to 2001.
John Barnard’s B191 took only a single race win in the hands of Nelson Piquet After completing the B192, in which Michael Schumacher would take his first Grand Prix win, John Barnard left Benetton after a dispute with team boss Flavio Briatore over money. Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (born August 17, 1952) more commonly known as Nelson Piquet, is a Brazilian former racing driver who was Formula Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation;) (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany) is a former Formula Flavio Briatore (born April 12, 1950) is an Italian businessman
After working for a short time on the still-born Toyota F1 project, in mid-1993, Barnard returned to Ferrari, who were once more in a slump, having failed to win a single race since the designer's departure three years previously. The 1993 Formula One season was the 44th FIA Formula One World Championship season Once more Barnard was able to name his terms and opened a new technical office in Surrey named Ferrari Design and Development (FDD). Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. From his UK office Barnard began work on the 412T1B which ultimately returned Ferrari to the top of the podium at the hands of old team favourite Gerhard Berger. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Gerhard Berger, (born August 27, 1959 in Wörgl) is an Austrian former Formula One racing driver who owns 50% of the Scuderia
Barnard continued to design Ferrari's Formula One racers for four seasons, including the 412T2; which took Jean Alesi to his only race win. Jean Alesi (born Giovanni Alesi June 11, 1964) is a French racing driver of Italian origins By 1996 however major changes were underway at the Italian team. The 1996 Formula One season was the 47th FIA Formula One World Championship season Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest With Berger and Alesi removed, and reigning world champion Michael Schumacher installed as lead driver, team manager Jean Todt set about building a design office in Maranello. Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation;) (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany) is a former Formula Jean Todt (b February 25 1946 Pierrefort, France) is the executive director of Scuderia Ferrari, the Ferrari company's Formula One Maranello is a town in the region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, 18 km from Modena Unwilling to re-locate to Italy, Barnard's 1997 F310B was to be his last design when Todt appointed South African Rory Byrne as Chief Designer and Englishman Ross Brawn as Technical Director. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest F310 The F310 proved to be a front-running car but without the outright pace or superb reliability which led to the Williams FW18s dominating 1996 The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Rory Byrne (born January 10, 1944) is a South African engineer and car designer currently Design and Development Consultant for the Scuderia Ferrari England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Ross Brawn (born November 23, 1954) is a British Motorsport engineer In the summer of 1997 FDD was purchased from Ferrari and became B3 Technologies ending Barnard’s association with Ferrari. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Although no longer part of the team, the designer's F310B chassis took Michael Schumacher tantalisingly close to the title and his victory at the Japanese Grand Prix was to be the last for a Barnard car. The 1997 Japanese Grand Prix (officially known as the XXIII Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on October 12 1997 at the
In 1998 B3 Technologies began working for the Arrows Formula One team, but the deal soon descended into dispute when the Prost team also subcontracted the R&D outfit. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Arrows Grand Prix International was a Formula One team active from 1977 to 2002 Prost Grand Prix was a Formula One racing team managed by former world champion Alain Prost. Ultimately, John Barnard worked as a technical consultant for the Prost team until its demise in 2001 when he chose to move into motorcycle racing, becoming Technical Director of the Team KR Moto GP team. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. MotorCycle is the title of a 1993 album by Rock band Daniel Amos, released on BAI Records. Overview A Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix was first organized by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM in 1949 On February 29 2008, John Barnard sold his company, B3 Technologies to 3 people, one of whom had previously worked for him. Leap years Although the modern calendar counts a year as 365 days a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours