Tony Crook

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This article is about the racing driver from England. For the politician from Australia, see Tony Crook (politician).
Tony Crook
Born (1920-02-16)16 February 1920
Manchester, England
Died 21 January 2014(2014-01-21) (aged 93)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1952 - 1953
Teams Non-works, Frazer Nash Cooper
Entries 2
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1952 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1953 British Grand Prix

Anthony Crook (16 February 1920 – 21 January 2014)[1] was a racing driver from England.[2] He was born in Manchester and educated at Clifton College, Bristol. He participated in two Formula 2 Grand Prix races counting towards the World Championship of Drivers, debuting on 19 July 1952. He scored no championship points. He also participated in several non-championship races.

Crook had a successful career as a racing driver outside of Formula 2 amassing nearly 400 win or place finishes between 1946 and 1955.[3] His career ended after an accident that season, but he had been planning to retire in 1955 anyway.[3] In his capacity as a motor dealer in Surrey Crook specialised in Bristols and became part owner of the Bristol company in 1960, before taking full ownership in 1973.[3] He retained the sole ownership of Bristol Cars until 1997 and part ownership until 2002[3] but remained with the company until 2007, when he retired.

Complete World Championship results[edit]


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
1952 T A D Crook[4] Frazer Nash 421 Bristol-6 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR
1953 T A D Crook Cooper T20 Bristol-6 ARG 500 NED BEL FRA GBR


  1. ^ "Notice of Death - Tony Crook". British Racing Drivers Club. February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ James Elliott. "RIP racing driver and former owner of Bristol Cars Tony Crook". Classic and Sports Car. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  3. ^ a b c d Taylor, Simon. "Tony Crook: 1920–2014". Haymarket. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 116. ISBN 0851127029. 

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