At the age of 90, six-time Formula One race winner Brooks died.

At the age of 90, Tony Brooks, a six-time Formula One race winner and former World Championship runner-up, has died.

Both Brooks and Sir Stirling Moss were considered the best Formula One drivers who never won the championship. 

Brooks was affectionately referred to as the "Racing Dentist" because of his family ties and dental training.

When he was racing for Ferrari and Vanwall in 1959, he finished second behind Jack Brabham. He was the last surviving Grand Prix winner from the 1950s before his death.

Six wins and 10 podiums in 38 starts in Formula 1 were only surpassed by the likes of Moss, five-time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio and Alberto Ascari, all of whom won more races than Brooks during the 1950s.

A series of retirements saw him finish only four races in the 1958 World Championship. He was victorious in all three.

In addition, he was well-known for his achievements in sports car racing, winning the 1000km Nurburgring race in 1957 and the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood in 1958.

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