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Tony Rudd

Tony Rudd, 1969. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Tony Rudd, 1969. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Tony Rudd, Donington Superprix, 1996. Copyright Alan Cox, 2012. Used with Permission.

Tony Rudd, Donington Superprix, 1996. Copyright Alan Cox, 2012. Used with Permission.

Born:

08 Mar 1923
Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire

Died:

22 Aug 2003
Colney, Norfolk

Nationality:

Great Britain

Teams:

BRM, Lotus (1959-1990)

Very popular fellow, who worked as an engineer for Rolls Royce before embarking on a long motorsport career. Wrote a hugely entertaining book about his motorsport days and remained in touch with the sport until his death. Rudd first got involved in the sport as a teenager and then became an apprentice engineer. He then served in World War Two, flying for the RAF on over thirty missions, many in a Lancaster bomber. Rolls-Royce had a link with BRM which saw Rudd move over to their Formula 1 project. He remained there for aeons, taking the team to two constructor's titles and one driver's championship. Tony moved to Lotus in 1969 and remained there until retirement in a range of roles including both racing and road car related projects.

Biography last updated 12 Dec 2016