David Brake

David Brake

David Brake Brands 360650 .jpeg (20154 bytes)David Brake from Reading raced a new Cooper Mk IV and achieved some creditable results including second in the Junior Final at Brands in September 1950, second in the Open Challenge Final in October and seventh in the Grand Prix race at Silverstone in July 1951.

Tragically, David became the first person to be killed in Formula 3 when his Cooper rolled at Boreham on the 11th August 1951.


At Brands Hatch, June 1950 on his way to third in the heats.

David's obituary by Ken Gregory, published in Iota in September 1951.

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Photo by James Brymer

David's results

Lulsgate 15th April 1950, DNF

Goodwood 27th May 1950 International Trophy, DNF

Blandford 29th May 1950, DNF

Brands Hatch 25th June 1950 Open Challenge Race, 3rd in heat, 4th in final, 3rd in production car heat

Brands Hatch 23rd July 1950, 2nd in production car heat

Brands Hatch 17th September 1950, 1st in junior heat, 2nd in junior final

Brands Hatch 14th October 1950, 3rd in open heat, 2nd in final


Brands Hatch 8th April 1951, 3rd in open heat, 4th in Brands championship heat

Brands Hatch 21st April 1951, 4th in Brands championship final

Brands Hatch 12th May 1951 Daily Telegraph International Trophy, 1st in open heat, 3rd in final, 2nd in international heat

Brands Hatch 24th June 1951, 3rd in open heat

Silverstone 14th July 1951 Grand Prix, 7th

Boreham 11th August 1951, DNF in heat