Bill Brack, 1972 Bill Brack, Formula Atlantic

Former Grand Prix driver William (Bill) Brack turns 75 today!

Toronto-born Brack started car racing in the early 1960s, when he debuted his company car Mini at an ice-racing competition at Ontario! Brack would later go on to buy the Mini owned by none other than former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown!

Although more famous for his sports car racing exploits, Brack contested three Canadian Formula 1 Grands Prix, debuting at the 1968 race with Team Lotus, piloting (and retiring) a 49B.

He was back the following year with a BRM P138 V12, although he was not classified at the finish. His final F1 appearance came at the 1972 race, with a Marlboro-backed BRM P180 (pictured), from which he retired with a spin.

Brack would later take a hat-trick of Formula Atlantic titles (1973-5) before retiring to set up a Daimler Chrysler dealership in Toronto.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.