Tony Brooks dead: F1 Grand Prix winner dies aged 90

Tony Brooks
Tony Brooks

Dubbed the 'racing dentist, he was the last surviving Grand Prix winner from the 1950s following the death of Sir Stirling Moss in 2020

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Former racing driver Tony Brooks, who won six Formula One Grand Prix races in the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 90.

Brooks, dubbed the ‘Racing Dentist’, was the last surviving Grand Prix winner from the 1950s following the death of Sir Stirling Moss in 2020.

Goodwood Revival announced on its official Twitter account: “We are sad to announce the passing of Tony Brooks, the last surviving Grand Prix winner from the 1950s.

“Known as the ‘Racing Dentist’, he was one of the greatest drivers never to have been world champion despite six Grand Prix wins. Our thoughts are with his family.”

Brooks raced in 39 F1 races and finished second in the world drivers’ championship with Ferrari in 1959 after finishing third the previous year with Vanwall.

Born in Dukinfield, Cheshire in 1932, Brooks, who followed his father into dentistry, secured three pole positions and 10-podium finishes during his six-year F1 career.