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Anthony Hugh Leigh "Tony" Trimmer (born in Maidenhead, Berkshire on January 24, 1943) is an English former racing driver, who is best known for winning the Shell British Formula 3 Championship and E.R. Hall Trophy in 1970. He is also well known for his victory in the 1970 Monaco F3 race.

Despite having a few British and World titles to his name, Trimmer had an unsuccessful Formula One career, making six failed attempts to qualify or pre-qualify for uncompetitive teams between 1975 and 1978. However he fared better in his non-Championship career, given that he battled his way through a rain-soaked track in a Melchester McLaren to a superb third in the 1978 BRDC International Trophy non-Championship race at Silverstone and beating out many of the bigger names in the process, most of whom were caught out by the torrential rain.

Career[]

Before Formula One[]

Trimmer was born in Maidenhead, Kent, in 1943. Prior to Formula One, 1970 was a successful year for the Englishman, who won the Shell British Formula 3 Championship, E.R. Hall Trophy and the Monaco F3 Race, driving a Brabham BT-28.

1975[]

After Hiroshi Fushida's disastrous two race attempts, the fledgeling Maki team chose to replace him with Trimmer for the next three races. Unfortunately for the Englishman, he failed to qualify for either of his three races. However, he qualified the car for the non-championship Swiss Grand Prix, and finished in 13th place, six laps behind.

1976[]

In 1976, Trimmer had another go at attempting to qualify the Maki, which came at the season-ending Japanese Grand Prix, which also proved in vain, and with that, Maki left Formula One for good.

1977[]

For 1977, after Maki disappeared from Formula One, Trimmer found himself out of a seat, so he drove a privateer Surtees for the British Grand Prix, but failed to Pre-Qualify.

1978[]

His sixth and last attempt came in 1978, where he drove a Melchester Racing McLaren, the same car in which he finished third in the BRDC International Trophy earlier in the year, but still didn't qualify.

After Formula One[]

Since Formula One, Trimmer continues to race in historic events. As late as 1989, Trimmer was a surprise entrant to the British F3000 championship, even being called up to shake down a Brabham BT58 the very same year.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Pts. WDC Pos. Report
1971 United Kingdom Gold Leaf Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth Non-championship only
United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars March-Ford Cosworth
1972 United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus-Ford Cosworth 0 NC
1973 United Kingdom Frank Williams Racing Cars Iso-Marlboro-Ford Cosworth Non-championship only
1974: Did not compete
1975 United Kingdom Safir Engineering Safir-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
Japan Citizen Maki F1-Team Maki-Ford Cosworth
1976 Japan Maki Engineering Maki-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1977 United Kingdom Melchester Racing Surtees-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1978 United Kingdom Melchester Racing McLaren-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
  • Italic donates as entrants used only in non-championship races.

Formula One Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1975 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of the Netherlands.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 0 NC

[1]
DNQ DNQ
[2]
DNQ
1976 Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg 0 NC
DNQ
1977 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Japan.svg 0 NC
DNPQ
1978 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Spain 1977 1981.svg Flag of Sweden.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada.svg 0 NC
DNQ


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
Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
P Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols


References[]

  1. Race stopped after 29/75 Laps. Half points awarded
  2. Race stopped after 29/54 Laps. Half points awarded
V T E Teams and Drivers
1975 Teams and Drivers
Teams Brabham • BRM • Ensign • Ferrari • Fittipaldi • Hesketh • Hill • Lola • Lotus • Lyncar • Maki • March • McLaren • Parnelli • Penske • Shadow • Surtees • Tyrrell • Williams
Engines BRM • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Matra
Non-works Entrants Custom Made Racing Harry Stiller • Lexington Racing • Lucky Strike Racing • Pinch Plant Ltd. • Team Gunston
Drivers E. Fittipaldi • 2 Mass • 3 J. Scheckter • 4 Depailler • 5 Ickx • 6 Crawford • 6/18/28 Watson • 6/15 Henton • 7 Reutemann • 8 Pace • 9 Brambilla • 10/20/29 Lombardi • 10 Stuck • 11 Regazzoni • 12 Lauda • 14 Wilds • 14 Evans • 15 Leclère • 16 Pryce • 17 Jarier • 19 Morgan • 20/30 Merzario • 20 Magee • 20/21/32 I. Scheckter • 20/22/23 Migault • 20 Ashley • 20 Vonlanthen • 20 Zorzi • 21 Laffite • 21/23 Brise • 22/23 Hill • 22/23 Stommelen • 22 Schuppan • 22/25/26 Jones • 24 Hunt • 25/32 Palm • 25/32/34 Ertl • 25 Lunger • 27 Andretti • 28 Donohue • 30 W. Fittipaldi • 31 Charlton • 31/33 Wunderink • 31 Van Lennep • 31/32 Amon • 32 Nicholson • 33 Keizan • 34 Tunmer • 35 Fushida • 35 Trimmer
1976 Teams and Drivers
Teams Boro • Brabham • BRM • Ensign • Ferrari • Fittipaldi • Hesketh • Kojima • Ligier • Lotus • Maki • March • McLaren • Parnelli • Penske • Shadow • Surtees • Tyrrell • Williams • Wolf-Williams
Engines Alfa Romeo • BRM • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Matra
Non-works Entrants F&S Properties • Heros Racing Corporation • Lexington Racing • ÖASC Racing Team • RAM Racing • Scuderia Gulf Rondini • Shellsport Whiting • Team Norev/BS Fabrications • Team PR Reilly
Drivers Lauda • 2 Regazzoni • 3 J. Scheckter • 4 Depailler • 5/10 Peterson • 5/32 Evans • 5/6/27 Andretti • 6 Nilsson • 7/35 Reutemann • 7/25/36/77 Stommelen • 7/27/37 Perkins • 8 Pace • 9 Brambilla • 10/33/37 Lombardi • 11 Hunt • 12 Mass • 13 Galica • 14 Ashley • 15 I. Scheckter • 16 Pryce • 17 Jarier • 18 Lunger • 18 Andersson • 18 Takahara • 19 A. Jones • 20/22 Ickx • 20/35 Merzario • 21 Zorzi • 21 Leclère • 21/22 Amon • 21 Brown • 21/22 Binder • 21 Kuwashima • 22/33 Nève • 22/33 Nève • 24 Ertl • 25 Edwards • 25 Ribeiro • 25 Zapico • 26 Laffite • 28 Watson • 30 Fittipaldi • 31 Hoffmann • 32 Kessel • 33 De Villota • 33 Nellemann • 33 Magee • 34 Stuck • 37/39/40 Pesenti-Rossi • 38 Pescarolo • 39 Hayje • 39 Stuppacher • 40 Wilds • 51 Hasemi • 52 Hoshino • 54 Trimmer
1977 Teams and Drivers
Teams ApollonBoroBrabhamBRMEnsignFerrariFittipaldiHeskethKojimaLECLigierLotusMarchMcGuireMcLarenPenskeRenaultShadowSurteesTyrrellWolf
Engines Alfa RomeoBRMFerrariFord CosworthMatraRenault
Non-Works Entrants ATS Racing TeamBritish Formula One Racing TeamChesterfield RacingHeros Racing CorporationIberia AirlinesInterscope RacingJolly Club of SwitzerlandMelchester RacingMeiritsu Racing TeamRAM RacingRAM Racing/F&S PropertiesTeam MerzarioTheodore Racing Hong KongWilliams Grand Prix Engineering
Drivers 1 Hunt • 2 Mass • 3 Peterson • 4 Depailler • 5 Andretti • 6 Nilsson • 7 Watson • 8 Pace8/10 Stuck • 9 Ribeiro10 I. Scheckter10/38 Henton • 11 Lauda11/21/40 Villeneuve • 12 Reutemann • 14/18 Perkins14 Ongais • 15 Jabouille • 16 Pryce16/17 Zorzi16 Oliver16/37 Merzario16/27/34 Jarier17 Jones18/33/35 Binder18/23 Tambay18 Schuppan18 Leoni • 19 Brambilla • 20 J. Scheckter21 Francia • 22 Regazzoni22 Ickx • 24 Keegan • 25 Ertl25/39 Rebaque25/39 Ashley • 26 Laffite • 28 Fittipaldi • 29 Hoffmann • 30 Lunger • 31 Purley • 32 Kozarowitzky32 Bleekemolen33 Hayje33 Sutcliffe35 Heyer • 36 de Villota38 de Dryver • 41 Kessel • 44 Trimmer • 45 McGuire • 50 Takahashi • 51 Takahara • 52 Hoshino
1978 Teams and Drivers
Teams Brabham · Tyrrell · Lotus · McLaren · ATS · Ferrari · Fittipaldi · Renault · Shadow · Surtees · Wolf · Ensign · Hesketh · Ligier · Williams · March · Martini · Theodore · Merzario · Arrows
Engines Alfa Romeo · Ferrari · Ford Cosworth · Matra · Renault
Privateers Mario Deliotti Racing · Sachs Racing · Team Rebaque · Centro Asegurador · Patrick Nève · Liggett Group/BS Fabrications · Interscope Racing · Melchester Racing
Drivers 1 Lauda · 2 Watson · 3 Pironi · 4 Depailler · 5 Andretti · 6 Peterson · 7 Hunt · 8 Tambay · 9 Mass · 9/10 Bleekemolen · 10/55 Jarier · 10/34 Colombo · 10/32 Rosberg · 10 Binder · 10/23 Ertl · 11 Reutemann · 12 Villeneuve · 14 Fittipaldi · 15 Jabouille · 16 Stuck · 17 Regazzoni · 18 Keegan · 18 Henton · 18 Gimax · 18/31 Arnoux · 19 Brambilla · 19 Gabbiani · 20 Scheckter · 21 Rahal · 22/39 Ongais · 22/23 Leoni · 22 Ickx · 22/24 Daly · 22/29/66 Piquet · 23 de Dryver · 23/30 Lunger · 23 Lees · 24 Galica · 24/32 Cheever · 25 Rebaque · 26 Laffite · 27 Jones · 28 de Villota · 29 Nève · 30 Nève · 35 Patrese · 36 Stommelen · 37 Merzario · 40 Trimmer
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