Rees.png Full Name Alan Brinley Rees
Nationality British
Born 12 January 1938
Died
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First Grand Prix 1966 German Grand Prix Last Grand Prix 1967 German Grand Prix
Grands Prix 3 Non-starts 3
Wins 0 Podiums 0
Best Finish 7th, 1967 German Grand Prix Points 0
Fastest Laps 0 Best Qualifying 15/21, 1967 British Grand Prix
Retirements 1 Laps Led 0

Career Highlights

1966 Formula 1, Winkelman Racing Brabham Ford BT18 (F2 class), 1 race, 0 points, Not Classified
1967 Formula 1, Cooper Maserati V12 T81, 1 race, 0 points, Not Classified
  Formula 1, Winkelman Racing Brabham Ford BT23 (F2 class), 1 race, 0 points

 

Alan Rees, 1967 British Grand Prix

Biography

Welsh-born Rees was a useful driver in the junior formulae, achieving success with Lotus in Formula Junior before a crash at the 1962 Nürburgring 1000km sports car race put an end to his season.

He joined the Roy Winkelmann team in 1963 and would become a fixture in the outfit as a driver, later moving into a team management role where he would find his true career calling.

While behind the wheel, he achieved many successes in the team’s Brabham chassis’, frequently beating more notable drivers like Jochen Rindt, Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark, but his appearances in F1 were restricted to two races in the team’s F2 car and a sole outing in a rather long-in-the-tooth Cooper at the 1967 British Grand Prix.

By 1969, Rees decided that his skills lay in team management, and he moved on to become a founding member of the March equipe in 1969 (his initials made up the ‘AR’ in the team’s name). Later he acted as the team manager at Shadow (1973-1976), and then defecting with Jackie Oliver to co-found the Arrows F1 team. He remained with Oliver through the team’s sale to – and subsequent buyback from – the Footwork group, until the pair finally sold the team to Tom Walkinshaw in 1996.

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