WATCH: Honouring the life of 1950s F1 ace Tony Brooks
The last surviving Formula 1 race winner from the 1950s, Charles Anthony Standish Brooks – better known as Tony Brooks – passed away on May 3, at the age of 90.
Widely regarded as one of F1's most naturally gifted drivers – Mario Andretti once famously described the Englishman as “the best of the best of the best” – Brooks was one of the leading racers of his era, winning 46% of the races he finished between the years 1956-1959.
In a career that totalled just 38 starts, Brooks came up against some of the greats of the sport, like Juan Manuel Fangio and Sir Stirling Moss – with Moss saying that Brooks would be one of the two drivers he'd pick if he were to create his dream F1 team.
Click on the video above, as the F1 community mourns the loss of one of the pioneers of the sport.