Former motor sports racing driver, Tony Brooks, well known as “Racing Dentist”, has died aged at the age of 90.
Before his death, Brooks was known to have achieved the feat of winning six Formula One grand prix in the 1950s and had been the last surviving Formula One race winner of the 1950s.
Brook who took time off from studying to become a dentist, won on his F1 debut at the non-championship 1955 Syracuse Grand Prix, where he was a last-minute entry.
The death of the Briton has triggered comments especially from Formula One CEO, Stefano Domenicali who said,
“He was part of a special group of drivers who were pioneers and pushed the boundaries at a time of great risk,”
“He will be missed and our thoughts are with his family at this time.”
Brooks registered his first world championship victory at the British Grand Prix at Aintree in 1957, where he shared driving duties with Stirling Moss for the Vanwall team.