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Tony Brooks
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Formula One World Championship career
Active years1956 Formula One season - 1961 Formula One season
TeamsBRM, Vanwall, Ferrari and non-works Cooper Car Company
Races39 (38 starts)
List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions0
Wins6
Podiums10
Career points75
Pole position3
Fastest lap3
First race1956 Monaco Grand Prix
First win1957 British Grand Prix
Last win1959 German Grand Prix
Last race1961 United States Grand Prix

Charles Anthony Standish Brooks (born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, 25 February 1932) is a United Kingdom former Racing driver from England also known as the "racing dentist". He participated in 39 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 14 July 1956, and scored the first win by a British driver in a British car in a Grand Prix since 1923, in 1955 driving a Connaught Engineering at Syracuse in a non World Championship race. He won 6 races for Vanwall and Ferrari, secured 4 Pole position, achieved 10 podiums, and scored a total of 74 championship points. He drove for BRM but retired from the team at the end of 1961, just before their most successful season.

Brooks shared this Vanwall VW5 with Stirling Moss to win the 1957 British Grand Prix.


Complete World Championship Formula One results

(F1 driver results legend 2) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 WDC Points
1956 Formula One season BRM BRM BRM P25 BRM Straight-4 1956 Argentine Grand Prix
1956 Monaco Grand Prix
DNS
1956 Indianapolis 500
1956 Belgian Grand Prix
1956 French Grand Prix
1956 British Grand Prix
Ret
1956 German Grand Prix
1956 Italian Grand Prix
NC 0
1957 Formula One season Vanwall Vanwall Vanwall
Straight-4
1957 Argentine Grand Prix
1957 Monaco Grand Prix
2
1957 Indianapolis 500
1957 French Grand Prix
1957 British Grand Prix
1*
1957 German Grand Prix
9
1957 Pescara Grand Prix
Ret
1957 Italian Grand Prix
7**
5th 11
1958 Formula One season Vanwall Vanwall Vanwall
Straight-4
1958 Argentine Grand Prix
1958 Monaco Grand Prix
Ret
1958 Dutch Grand Prix
Ret
1958 Indianapolis 500
1958 Belgian Grand Prix
1
1958 French Grand Prix
Ret
1958 British Grand Prix
7
1958 German Grand Prix
1
1958 Portuguese Grand Prix
Ret
1958 Italian Grand Prix
1
1958 Moroccan Grand Prix
Ret
3rd 24
1959 Formula One season Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Dino 246 Ferrari V6 1959 Monaco Grand Prix
2
1959 Indianapolis 500
1959 Dutch Grand Prix
Ret
1959 French Grand Prix
1
1959 German Grand Prix
1**
1959 Portuguese Grand Prix
9
1959 Italian Grand Prix
Ret
1959 United States Grand Prix
3
2nd 27
Vanwall Vanwall Vanwall
Straight-4
1959 British Grand Prix
Ret
1960 Formula One season Yeoman Credit Racing Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Coventry Climax
Straight-4
1960 Argentine Grand Prix
1960 Monaco Grand Prix
4
1960 Indianapolis 500
1960 Dutch Grand Prix
Ret
1960 Belgian Grand Prix
Ret
1960 British Grand Prix
5
1960 Portuguese Grand Prix
5
1960 Italian Grand Prix
1960 United States Grand Prix
Ret
11th 7
Vanwall Vanwall Vanwall
Straight-4
1960 French Grand Prix
Ret
1961 Formula One season BRM BRM BRM P48 Coventry Climax
Straight-4
1961 Monaco Grand Prix
13
1961 Dutch Grand Prix
9
1961 Belgian Grand Prix
13
1961 French Grand Prix
Ret
1961 British Grand Prix
9
1961 German Grand Prix
Ret
1961 Italian Grand Prix
5
1961 United States Grand Prix
3
10th 6

* Tony Brooks won the 1957 British Grand Prix sharing his car with Stirling Moss. Both were awarded half points for their victory (4 instead of 8).
** Brooks was also awarded one point in the 1957 Italian Grand Prix and 1959 German Grand Prix for recording the fastest lap.

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