Tony Gaze  Australia

  • Full name Frederick Anthony Owen Gaze
  • Birth date February 3, 1920
  • Birthplace Prahran, Melbourne, Australia
  • Date of death July 29, 2013 (93 years 176 days)
  • Place of death Melbourne,
  • Teams HWM
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1952 HWM 4 3 0 0 1 15 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
Total 4 3 0 0 1 15 0 0 14 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Belgian Grand Prix Spa June 22, 1952 Race results
Last race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 7, 1952 Race results
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Tony Gaze was the first Australian to compete in a grand prix in 1952 but only managed to finish one race in his career, his debut at Spa Francorchamps. He was a highly decorated Spitfire pilot in World War II and escaped occupied France after being shot down. Considered to be one of Australia's greatest aces he notched up 12.5 aerial victories and, among other accomplishments, he was the first Allied pilot to land in France after D-Day and the first Australian pilot to shoot down a jet. He helped to establish the Goodwood race circuit in 1948 and after retiring from racing he worked on initiatives to develop Australian motorsport.

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March 26, 2011

Tony Gaze, Mark Webber and Jack Brabham pose for photos

     

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