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Bill Brack

Full Name:
William Brack
26th December 1935 (Age 84)
Toronto, Ontario
Most recent race (in database):

This Canadian raced in his national Grand Prix on three occasions but the sport was only ever a hobby for Bill Brack. That coincided with Brack establishing specialist car dealerships in Canada for marques such as Lotus, Jensen and Maserati – recently representing Kia and Jeep in Toronto.

Racing career and Formula 1 appearances

He started racing a Mini Cooper S during the early 1960s and won his national saloon car championship in 1967. He also drove a Lotus 47 sports car (a Europa modified for competition) that year and transferred to open-wheel racing in 1968 with a Lotus 41. A title-winner with that car, he ended the year by hiring a third works Lotus 49B-Ford for the Canadian GP. He qualified last but one at St Jovite and retired after 18 laps.

His next two appearances in the race were with BRM – still running but unclassified in 1969 and retiring once more in 1972. Although that was it for any international ambitions, Brack enjoyed further success as Formula Atlantic was introduced to North America. He won the Player’s-backed series for its first two seasons driving a Lotus 69 in 1974 and Chevron B29 a year later.

His final season racing contemporary machinery came in 1978 and his March 78B-Ford won the non-championship race at Trois-Rivières. That was his last major victory before concentrating fulltime on his business affairs.