Tony Gaze

Former GP driver Tony Gaze died recently, aged 93. A decorated fighter pilot during WWII, Gaze took up motor racing in the late 1940s and was the first Australian to take part in a World Championship GP.

He entered his HWM-Alta for four races in 1952, but finished only once (Spa, 15th). Although he made no further championship appearances, he raced single-seaters and sports cars in international events, was a founding cog in The Kangaroo Stable, which helped establish Jack Brabham and inspired the Goodwood circuit. In 2006 Gaze was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to motor racing.