Tony Brooks at Monaco: Parting Shot

Tony Brooks grins as he races through the streets of Monte Carlo, en route to second place in the 1957 Monaco Grand Prix

Tony Brooks in Grand Prix Of Monaco 1957

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May 19,1957


Tony Brooks proved that his Vanwall VW 5 could last the distance at the first European Grand Prix of 1957, finishing second at Monaco behind Juan Manuel Fangio. This race was described in Jenks’s report as a “preponderance of green – a fine sight”.