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Anthony Francis O'Connell Maggs (9 February 1937 in Pretoria, South Africa – 2 June 2009)[1] was a racing driver from South Africa. He participated in 27 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 15 July 1961. He achieved three podiums, and scored a total of 26 championship points. He was the first South African to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix.

The son of a wealthy farmer and businessman, Tony Maggs was part of Ken Tyrrell's Formula Junior, Cooper-BMC team in 1961 and shared the European Championship with Jo Siffert.[2] He was invited into the Cooper Formula One team for 1962–1963, finishing second in the French Grand Prix both years, but was dropped at the end of 1963.[3][4]

Maggs then moved to Scuderia Centro Sud for 1964 and despite the fact that their BRM P57s were not current machinery achieved two points finishes out of three race starts.[2] He also returned to Formula Two with an MRP Lola and with David Piper won the Kyalami 9 Hours race in the latter's Ferrari GTO.[2]

In 1965, Maggs raced only once in Formula One, for Reg Parnell Racing, in the South African Grand Prix at East London but continued with success in both Formula Two and sports cars.[2] However, in a national race at Pietermaritzburg he crashed his Brabham and a young spectator standing in a restricted area was hit and killed. Maggs immediately retired from motor sport to concentrate on his business interests.[2]

Maggs died on 2 June 2009, from cancer.[1]


Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Constructor WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1961 United States Louise Bryden-Brown Lotus-Climax 0 NC Report
1962 United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 13 7th Report
1963 United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 9 8th Report
1964 Italy Scuderia Centro Sud BRM 4 12th Report
1965 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-BRM 0 NC Report

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Pos
1961 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg 0 NC
13th 11th
1962 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg 7 13th
5th Ret Ret 2nd 6th 9th 7th 7th 3rd
1963 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg 8 9th
5th 7th Ret 2nd 9th Ret 6th Ret Ret 7th
1964 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 4 12th
DNS DNS Ret 6th 4th
1965 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg 0 NC
11th
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols
  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tony Maggs 1937-2009". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. 4 June 2009. http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns21525.html. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. p. 238. ISBN 0851127029.
  3. Straw, Edd (2009-06-05). "Tony Maggs, 1937-2009". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/75844. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  4. Biodata
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