Articles tagged Tony Brooks

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In the hot seat

Tony Brooks explains why he gave up the number one seat at Ferrari to run a small garage in Weybridge, why you should keep your in-car orange squash in a flask and why his mum thought he was the Pope! Do you think you drove better on the more challenging circuits? Mark L Shore, High Wycombe I think I drove the same at all the circuits, but perhaps the more challenging ones, Spa and the...

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A vanwall in your wallet

Royal Mail is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks grand prix victory at Aintree with an issue of six motor racing stamps honouring British drivers.  Two First Class designs feature Moss in his Vanwall and Graham Hill in a BRM P57, while others show Jim Clark (Lotus 25), Jackie Stewart (Tyrrell 006), James Hunt (McLaren M23) and Nigel Mansell (Williams FW11). Mark...

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Innes Ireland Wins 1957 "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy

WHEN Innes Ireland took his Lotus-Climax to Goodwood on the last day of August for the third B.A.R.C. Members' Sports-Car Meeting of the season, he led the annual Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy Contest by 16 points, to 10 points each scored by Foster and Page, nine by Bristow and eight each by Greene and Charles. In his first race Innes spun at the first corner and was disqualified,...

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Vanwall aces at Aintree

Up to 150 period racing cars will be in action at Aintree during its Festival of Motorsport on Friday November 19. They will be demonstrated at speed on the Liverpool track's original Grand Prix circuit. Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks and Roy Salvadori will lead the way, driving suitable period cars. Phil Hill has also been invited. Negotiations with the Donington Grand Prix Collection may result in...

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Conspiracy Theorist

Sir, "The sportsman and the friendly spirit that (Moss and Hawthorn) have shown each other throughout the season has been a pleasure to watch and should settle once and for all any suggestion that motor racing is a cut-throat business in which there is little room remaining for finer feelings and good sportsmanship." Quite so:- And quite a contrast to the tabloid-style screaming headlines and...

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Reflections

By Nigel Roebuck For Rosberg, China win could be the first of many Jean-Pierre Beltoise’s only F1 victory, 40 years on During his very irst Grand Prix, at Bahrain in 2006, Nico Rosberg – then just 20 – set the fastest lap of the race, and did it, what’s more, in a Williams-Cosworth. No disrespect to Frank’s team, but this was long after its golden age had ended; no disrespect, either, to Cosworth...

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Shelsley to honour Collins

The life of British Grand Prix and sports car racer Peter Collins will be celebrated at his home venue of Shelsley Walsh over the weekend of August 16/17. Alongside rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship, several famous cars from Collins’ career will be demonstrated on the famous hill. Among the guests will be his widow Louise Collins King. Collins raced for Ferrari for three seasons, and a...

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Brown-eyed handsome man

He was blessed with looks, charisma and speed and rivals thought the world of him. He won but a single World Championship Grand Prix, but there was more to Lorenzo Bandini than such simple statistics imply Writer: Nigel Roebuck Lorenzo Bandini... Such a mellifluous name for a racing driver, it always seemed to me, like Clay Regazzoni or Johnny Servoz-Gavin. And they all looked the part, too....

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The 10 best British Grands Prix

Silverstone 1973Jody Scheckter recalls the race infamous for providing F1's biggest-ever multi-car pile-up 10: Purists recoil at the notion of getting excited about accidents in motor racing, but the massive Silverstone pile-up triggered off by Jody Scheckter in 1973 made such an impact that it's etched on the memory of every fan. At the end of the first lap the young South African, in just his...

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Nigel Roebuck

Ni e Roebuck I ast month, in writing about Gilles Villeneuve, I railed against the statisticians in our sport — those whose opinions are shaped, more than anything else, by numbers. Through the history of motor racing, it seems to me, there has been many a defeat more glorious than many a victory, but for some such things — emotion, legend — count for little, and these people tend, too, to...

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