Tony Crook  Great Britain

  • Full name Thomas Anthony Crook
  • Birth date February 16, 1920
  • Birthplace Manchester, Great Britain
  • Date of death February 17, 2014 (94 years 1 days)
  • Teams Cooper, Frazer-Nash
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1952 Frazer-Nash 1 1 0 0 1 21 0 0 25 0 0 0 -
1953 Cooper 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 25 0 0 0 -
Total 2 2 0 0 1 21 0 0 25 0 0 0
Race Circuit Date
First race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 19, 1952 Race results
Last race British Grand Prix Silverstone July 18, 1953 Race results
Profile

An RAF pilot in World War Two, Tony Crook took part in two British Grand Prix in 1952 and 1953 in a privately-entered car, as well as participating in several non-championship F1 races. After the war he raced with success, most notably in a 2.9-litre Alfa Romeo, while establishing a chain of garages.

In 1960, with Sir George White he took over British luxury car maker Bristol, a firm which grew out of the British Aviation Company, which had been set up in 1947. White sold out in 1973, and in turn Crook did so in 2001, although he remained with the firm until 2007.

Martin Williamson November 2009

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