Tony Maggs

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Tony Maggs
Born (1937-02-09)9 February 1937
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Died 2 June 2009(2009-06-02) (aged 72)
Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality South Africa South African
Active years 19611965
Teams Cooper; non-works BRM and Lotus
Entries 27 (25 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 3
Career points 26
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1961 British Grand Prix
Last entry 1965 South African Grand Prix

Anthony Francis O'Connell "Tony" Maggs (9 February 1937 in Pretoria, South Africa – 2 June 2009)[1] was a racing driver from South Africa. He participated in 27 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 15 July 1961. He achieved three podiums, and scored a total of 26 championship points.

The son of a wealthy farmer and businessman, Tony Maggs was part of Ken Tyrrell's Formula Junior, Cooper-BMC team in 1961 and shared the European Championship with Jo Siffert.[2] He was invited into the Cooper Formula One team for 1962–1963, finishing second in the French Grand Prix both years, but was dropped at the end of 1963.[3][4]

Maggs then moved to Scuderia Centro Sud for 1964 and despite the fact that their BRM P57s were not current machinery achieved two points finishes out of three race starts.[2] He also returned to Formula Two with an MRP Lola and with David Piper won the Kyalami 9 Hours race in the latter's Ferrari GTO.[2]

In 1965, Maggs raced only once in Formula One, for Reg Parnell Racing, in the South African Grand Prix at East London but continued with success in both Formula Two and sports cars.[2] However, in a national race at Pietermaritzburg he crashed his Brabham and a young spectator standing in a restricted area was hit and killed. Maggs immediately retired from motor sport to concentrate on his business interests.[2]

Maggs died on 2 June 2009, from cancer.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WDC Points
1961 Louise Bryden-Brown Lotus 18 Climax Straight-4 MON NED BEL FRA GBR
13
GER
11
ITA USA NC 0
1962 Cooper Car Company Cooper T55 Climax Straight-4 NED
5
MON
Ret
GER
9
7th 13
Cooper T60 Climax V8 BEL
Ret
FRA
2
GBR
6
ITA
7
USA
7
RSA
3
1963 Cooper Car Company Cooper T66 Climax V8 MON
5
BEL
7
NED
Ret
FRA
2
GBR
9
GER
Ret
ITA
6
USA
Ret
MEX
Ret
RSA
7
8th 9
1964 Scuderia Centro Sud BRM P57 BRM V8 MON NED
DNS
BEL
DNS
FRA GBR
Ret
GER
6
AUT
4
ITA USA MEX 12th 4
1965 Reg Parnell Racing Lotus 25 BRM V8 RSA
11
MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA MEX NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tony Maggs 1937-2009". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. p. 238. ISBN 0851127029. 
  3. ^ Straw, Edd (2009-06-05). "Tony Maggs, 1937-2009". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  4. ^ Biodata