Cooper T51 has brought two consecutive Driver’s titles to Jack Brabham as well as two Constructors’ championships to Cooper Car Company in the 1959-1960 Formula One seasons. It is hard to imagine in today’s reality that the best Formula 1 car could be available not only to works team but virtually to any private entrant who was able to buy this relatively inexpensive machine. For instance, in 1960 T51 besides the factory team was used by more than a dozen of custom teams and private entrants. One of the most powerful private teams of the season was the Yeoman Credit Racing Team – UK-based British Racing Partnership team, run by Ken Gregory and Alfred Moss and sponsored by Yeoman Credit finance company. Permanent driver squad on board of Yeoman Credit cars in their distinctive bright livery were British Chris Bristow, Tony Brooks, Henry Taylor and Belgian Olivier Gendebien. The latter was the best team’s performer of the season. Gendebien took two podiums at Belgian and French Grand Prix and was 6th in the Driver’s Championship. This Quartzo scale model represents Gendebien’s car from his home Grand Prix where he has finished 3rd.
|Olivier Gendebien||34||Yeoman Credit Racing Team|
|872 out of 2000 Limited Edition|