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Guy Anthony "Tony" Vandervell (8 September 1898 – 10 March 1967) was an English industrialist, motor racing financier, and founder of the Vanwall Formula One racing team. One of his employees included future Lotus boss, Colin Chapman.

Vandervell's team was active in Formula One during the 1950's. Their best season came in 1958, where the team recorded six wins from Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks, and this enabled them to win the inaugural Constructors' Championship over Ferrari. Sadly, this achievement was overshadowed by the death of their third driver, Stuart Lewis-Evans from burns sustained in an accident at the Moroccan Grand Prix.

Unfortunately, increasing age and the strains of running a high-profile sporting team had taken its toll on Vandervell's health. The team continued half-heartedly, although they scaled back for the next two seasons, with a sole entry from Tony Brooks. In 1961, they finished racing, and Vandervell retired.

Career HistoryEdit

Years Team Job Title
1954-1960 Vanwall Team Leader

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