Known as the ‘racing dentist’ Brooks won his first Formula 1 race while studying for his final exams. He would go on to be Ferrari’s F1 team leader in 1959 and become the fourth most successful Grand Prix driver of the 1950s in terms of victories – after Juan Manuel Fangio, Alberto Ascari and Stirling Moss.
Brooks moved to Ferrari in 1959, spearheading the Scuderia's defence of its 1958 World Championship title
Polite to the core, Brooks was known as the racing dentist, who first took up racing in 1952, initially borrowing his mum's Healey for club events
"It was a very dangerous sport, one mistake could be your last." Tony Brooks
Tony Brooks would become the fourth most successful Grand Prix driver of the 1950s in terms of victories, after Manuel Fangio, Alberto Ascari and Stirling Moss (pictured)