Tony Brise  Great Britain

  • Full name Anthony William Brise
  • Birth date March 28, 1952
  • Birthplace Erith, Kent, Great Britain
  • Date of death November 29, 1975 (23 years 246 days)
  • Place of death Arkley, Hertfordshire, Great Britain
  • Teams Hill, Williams
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1975 Williams, Hill 10 10 0 0 6 6 0 0 6 0 0 1 19
Total 10 10 0 0 6 6 0 0 6 0 0 1
Race Circuit Date
First race Spanish Grand Prix Montjuïc April 27, 1975 Race results
Last race United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen October 5, 1975 Race results
Profile

Tony Brise was considered one of the most promising young drivers at the time of his death when only 23 - he was in the light-aircraft piloted by former world champion Graham Hill, which crashed in thick fog near Elstree killing all six people on board. Hill had only just formed his own team, of which Brise was a driver, and the crash killed almost all those involved with it.

Brise came to Hill's attention after storming through British Formula Atlantic racing and then Formula 3. He had started racing karts aged 10 and was winning championships within two years.

He had impressed in his ten grand prix, and although he had only one top six finish to his name, he had regularly shown he was able to mix it with the big-name drivers. At the time of his death he had just signed a two-year contract with the Embassy-Hill team.

Martin Williamson

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October 5, 1975

Tony Brise on track in the Embassy Hill in what would turn out to be his last grand prix

July 6, 1975

Tony Brise at the French Grand Prix

     

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