Tony Brooks obituary: 1950s F1 race-winner dies aged 90

Having started in club events in 1952, Brooks joined the Aston Martin sportscar team after impressing in tests just two years later. He then shot to prominence by winning the non-championship 1955 Syracuse Grand Prix for Connaught, while still studying to become a dentist.
It was his first drive in a contemporary Formula 1 car and was the first GP win for a British driver in a British car for …Keep reading