Tony Brooks who is fully called Charles Anthony Standish Brooks was born on February 25, 1932, in Dukinfield, United Kingdom. Brooks who was known as a British racing driver, as well as the “racing dentist”, died recently on May 3, 2022.
Tony Brooks participated in 39 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, making his first appearance on July 14, 1956, where he fetched six wins with 10 podium finishes and career points of 75.
Brooks was also known as the last surviving Grand Prix winner from the 1950s. His career was earmarked in the early stages when he enrolled at Mount St. Mary’s College. He is known to be the son of a dental surgeon, Charles Standish Brooks.
He embarked on racing in the year 1952 as well as driving a Healey and a Frazer Nash until 1955. In that same year, he finished fourth when he drove a Formula Two Connaught at Crystal Palace. He also won the international Grand Prix win for a British car since the 1924 San Sebastian Grand Prix.
Tony Brooks Obituary
Tony Brooks, one of the best racing drivers of the 1950s, passed away at the age of 90. Brooks as well was known to have won six races for Vanwall and Ferrari securing four pole positions, achieving ten podiums, and scoring a total of 75 championship points.
Brooks was as well an accomplished sports driver who won the 1957 1000km Nurburgring and the 1958 RAC Tourist Trophy, with a co-driver, Moss where he raced an Aston Martin DBR1. Brooks died at the age of 90 years old on May 3, 2022.
Tony Brooks Cause Of Death
Tony Brooks who died at the age of 90 years old died out of natural causes.
Tony Brooks Tribute
Tributes came from friends and family as well as the Formula one organization expressing their grief in the loss of a legend.