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Farewell to Tony Brooks, legendary F1 racer from the 50s

©GoodwoodRevival Until his passing yesterday at the age of 90, Tony Brooks was the last surviving F1 race winner of motorsport's golden era, the 1950s. A six-time Grand Prix winner, Brooks stood alongside Stirling Moss as one of Britain's greatest talents to race among the elite. Unfortunately, his achievements were often obscured by his good friend's exploits. But as a measure of Brooks' accomplishments during F1's hectic first decade, consider that 49 of the 75 Grands Prix held during that period were won by just three drivers: Juan Manuel Fangio enjoyed 24 wins, Alberto Ascari claimed 13 victories and Moss clinched 12 triumphs. Brooks was F1's fourth most successful driver with six...
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