Former BRM driver and winner of the 1957 British Grand Prix, Tony Brooks, has died aged 90.
last surviving race winner from the 1950's era of F1 when engines
were in the front, manual sifters were standard, sponsor-less
cars actually raced, 2 drivers died every season, and the steering wheels looked
like they were ripped off boats.
won 6 Grand Prix races and many podium finishes, but he never won the
F1 World Champion title.
former teammate, Sterling Moss, who died 2 years ago also aged 90, stated that: “Tony Brooks was the meanest son of a
gun I've ever seen on a racetrack”.
had the nickname of “The Dentist”, due to him studying Dentistry
at Manchester University when not on the track.