The Maurice Hamilton interview: John Barnard

The Maurice Hamilton interview: John Barnard

From automatic gearboxes to carbonfibre chassis, John Barnard has pioneered massive changes in Formula 1. MAURICE HAMILTON caught up with one of the sport's most legendary designers

"Nigel had been leading and singing nursery rhymes to me over the radio - as Nigel does. Suddenly, he came screaming on the radio, saying the steering wheel was falling off"

From designing an Indy 500 winner in his father's front room to launching the semi-automatic gearbox on an unsuspecting world, pioneering designer John Barnard has had an immense impact on motor racing. Nowadays he's just as happy designing furniture - in carbonfibre, of course...

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