For many drivers, from the likes of jim clark and jackie stewart to emerson fittipaldi, ayrton senna and mika hakkinen, winning the british f3 title has provided a gateway to formula 1. He is also well known for his victory in the 1970 monaco f3 race. Lola loaned him hu18, which was then driven to two wins by tony trimmer at the start of the 1976 british formula atlantic series at brands hatch before mike king took over for the rest of the season. Profile for racing driver tony trimmer from britain. Get premium, high resolution news photos at getty images. Tony trimmer racing career profile driver database. Click on the year to see the standings for that year. When tony trimmer won the 1970 monaco formula 3 race it was seen as a prelude to a grand prix future. Anthony hugh leigh tony trimmer born in maidenhead, berkshire on january 24, 1943 is an english former racing driver, who is best known for winning the. But two disappointing nonchampionship formula 1 races early that year saw the deal turn sour.
Racing drivers ray allen, brian smith, dave morgan, tony. Still racing in historic and gt events, despite now being in his 70s, he also works as a racing instructor and as a motorsport consultant. The 10 best curios of nonchampionship formula 1 f1 autosport. Tony trimmer born 24 jan 1943 maidenhead, berkshire. In an era of tight racing, often accompanied by contact this was the last year of the onelitre engine formula trimmer regularly won with a clear margin over the chasing pack. Tony trimmer brdc members british racing drivers club. Tony trimmer born in maidenhead, berkshire on 24 january 1943 is a british former racing driver from england, who won the shell british formula 3 championship and e. Anthony hugh leigh tony trimmer born in maidenhead, berkshire on january 24, 1943 is an english former racing driver, who is best known for winning the shell british formula 3 championship and e. Tony initially worked as a merchant seaman before becoming a mechanic for frank williams. Click on the number of races to see individual races for that year. Tony trimmer, lotus 1971 race of champions and spring trophy. A former formula ford spectacular and the 1970 british f3 champion and monaco f3 supportrace winner, tony trimmer never fulfilled on his promise.
Driving for tyrrell, the 1980 formula 2 champion had taken an. Background and early racing career a former merchant seaman and then mechanic for frank williams, trimmer was a. However, whenever f1 opportunities materialised they were in uncompetitive machinery and he failed to qualify on six attempts. Tony trimmer im safir rj02, beim race of champions 1975. Trimmer was an outstandingly adept driver at formula 3 and british formula 1 level but for some inexplicable reason, he never started a grand prix. Trimmer was an outstandingly adept driver at formula 3 and british. Trimmer signed as reserve driver for lotus in 1971 and his future seemed assured. Sports car racing photo gallery of tony trimmer gbs cars photo gallery. Trimmers melchester racing team began with a surtees car, winning five races in 1977 against the likes of guy edwards and derek bell, but as the series transformed from a formula libre format into a fullon british formula 1 championship for 1978, more firepower was required. Tony trimmer born 24 january 1943 is a british former racing driver from england, who won the shell british formula three championship and e. He was born in maidenhead, berkshire tony trimmer also won the prestigious monaco f3 race in 1970 driving a brabham bt28 and finished runnerup to patrick depailler in the 1972 edition. Tony trimmer gbs cars photo gallery racing sports cars. Januar 1943 in maidenhead ist ein ehemaliger britischer.194 915 221 1123 1119 639 1534 939 1087 284 1196 727 813 1165 1215 451 32 1257 1394 1059 199 206 1559 35 102 798 696 867 1377 186 1456 1352 736 483 1443 704 306 910 548 495 1457 47 36 592 1 137