Articles tagged Tony Brooks

Page 18 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 1998

Legends - Mike Hawthorn

Much was made recently of the 'interminable' five-week gap between the penultimate and final races of the Formula One season. And certainly it was unusual, given Bernie Ecclestone's dislike of 'free' weekends. As late as August there was speculation that Bernie would insert an extra race at Jerez or Mugello, but ultimately it was decided to adhere to the calendar. For McLaren and Ferrari, the...

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Brooks on Moss

Tony Brooks had a host of exceptional team-mates, but to him one stood out. In the first of a new series, Brooks talks about his Vanwall team leader Stirling Moss – the best of a brilliant bunch  Although his career as a professional racing driver lasted just six seasons, Tony Brooks amassed a dazzling array of team-mates from which to pick his best. Mike Hawthorn, Jack Brabham and Phil Hill all...

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Don't knock the octagon

Sir, Whilst a devoted Motor Sport reader I can't help wondering why people are so antagonistic towards MG cars, especially those of the pre-war variety. Over the past years Motor Sport hasn't been particularly enthusiastic about them, though I must admit that the editorial attitude has changed noticeably in this respect over the past six months. Now a Mr. Pegum is knocking them, as your...

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Formula One trend of design

Manufacturer's Identity Recently the FISA made a new ruling that racing cars should retain the identity of the manufacturer or constructor, and that in all written entries or documents the name of the manufacturer or constructor must be mentioned though the sponsors name may be associated with it. This may seem strange to those of us brought up on famous names like Delage, Bugatti, Maserati, Alfa...

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Podcast extract

Tony Brooks on how racing in the 1950s differed from today “It’s a question we get asked very frequently. I think people expect you to talk about the cars because all they have in common are five wheels – four road wheels and a steering wheel. I’m not sure whether it’s a wheel or an instrument today… “The real difference, though, is the psychological challenge. We were driving on what were in...

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The other British F1 drivers

Reg Parnell was not strictly a works driver but raced Tony Vandervell's Ferrari 375 'Thinwall Special' to fourth place in the 1951 French Grand Prix. Roy Salvadori made a one-off appearance for Ferrari when he finished eighth in the 1952 British GP. Cliff Allison joined the Ferrari grand prix team in 1959 with Tony Brooks but with little success. In 1960 he finished second in Argentina but...

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Stirling performances

Goodwood bookends the story of Britain's most famous racer. A teenage Moss sprang to public attention there and, before his career stopped short against one of its earth banks, won more races at the track than anyone else. Gordon Cruickshank speaks to people who saw him shine 1948 Inaugural meeting (September 18): 500cc race (3 laps) Cooper Mk II, 1st at 71.92mph, Fastest Lap 1:58 (73.20mph) Win...

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Legends - The 1967 season

At present I'm working on a book, and a self-indulgent one at that, for my publisher has left the choice of content to me. So long as I keep to Grand Prix racing, from the beginning of the World Championship to the present day, I am free to write about whatever takes my fancy. What I want at any cost to avoid is yet another potted history of Formula One, and if consequently the book turns out a...

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Kimi's move to Ferrari recalls other feisty driver pairings; Shell film rekindles the bravery that the old Spa demanded, and Brundle goes back to the Fifties with boot polish For the majority of Formula 1 fans, I like to think, that fortnight encompassing Spa and Monza remains the core of any Grand Prix season. As long-time enthusiast Clive James remarked in his column in the Telegraph, “When the...

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From the archives: Aston Martin's World Championship

Mission accomplished Aston Martin finally succeeded in winning the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, and the World Championship, in 1959, but to the huge disappointment of British fans David Brown immediately renounced sports-car racing in favour of Formula One, to develop the attractive DBR4 and DBR5 single-seaters which turned out to have already been rendered obsolete by the rear-engined Cooper-Climax....



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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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