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Tony Trimmer

Tony Trimmer, 1977. Copyright Alan Cox, 2012. Used with Permission.

Tony Trimmer, 1977. Copyright Alan Cox, 2012. Used with Permission.

Tony Trimmer, Brands Hatch, July 2016. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2016. Used with Permission.

Tony Trimmer, Brands Hatch, July 2016. Copyright Carlos Ghys (www.carlosghys.be), 2016. Used with Permission.

Born:

24 Jan 1943
Maidenhead, Berkshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

0 (1975-1978)

F2 starts:

0 (1978)

Alive and well, living in Kent. Still racing in historic and GT events, despite now being in his 70's, he also works as a racing instructor and as a motorsport consultant. 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. Tony initially worked as a merchant seaman before becoming a mechanic for Frank Williams. He took up racing and enjoyed a notable win at the 1969 Monaco Formula 3 race and soon earnt a contract with Lotus as a reserve driver but it wasn't until he got a drive with the Maki team that he made his Grand Prix bow. Unfortunately the car was a disaster and he unsurpisingly failed to qualify, which damaged his reputation. He restored it somewhat by winning the 1977 and 1978 British Formula 1 championship but again when he got a GP chance, albeit in a privately run Surtees, he failed to qualify and his top-line career faded out in the 1980's.

Biography last updated 6 Mar 2016