Alan Brown (racing driver)

Alan Brown ( born November 20, 1919 in Malton, Yorkshire, † January 20, 2004 in Guildford, Surrey ) was a British racing driver and team owner.

Actually, Brown was in civil life car salesman a truck representation of Dennis Motors in Guildford, fast but he made a name for himself as one of the fastest drivers in the 500 - cm3 Formula 3 scene after the Second World War, by 1951 the Great Price of Luxembourg won in a Cooper.

As the following Formula 1 season was announced in 1952 after the former Formula 2 rules, Brown also reported to be one of the 80 drivers. In the opposite the Ferrari a little frail Cooper T20 - Bristol, which, however, was extremely robust in practice, he reached fifth place in the Grand Prix of Bremgarten.

Since Brown stood out less for his basic speed, as its reliability, the industrialist Tony Vandervell entrusted him with the first tests of the new Vanwalls on the Odiham airfield in Hampshire. Alan familiar one to the single-seater for the 1954 racing debut at the Silverstone International Trophy. The later successes of the British Ferrari should, however, enter other drivers.

Then Brown played only sporadic racing bets by Connaught, then a Jaguar D-Type sports cars race to say goodbye to 1956 as drivers from racing, where he remained true to from now on as a team owner.