Tony Vandervell’s Vanwall was one of the major contenders in Grand Prix racing in 1955-58. Thirteen chassis were built by the factory in 1954-60 designated as ‘VW1” to ‘VW14’ (there being no ‘VW13′), but they had no official model index. The VW1 to VW4 were built in 1955 and were used in 1955-56. In 1957 the team assembled 6 more cars (VW5-VW10) which now had coil spreang rear suspension. In 1957 F1 season Stirling Moss won British GP in VW1 (sharing the car with Tony Brooks), and Pescara and Italian Grand Prix driving VW5, and was second in the Drivers’ Championship standing. Tony Brooks, a “racing dentist” joined Vanderwell’s team in 1957. He was 2nd at Monaco Grand Prix (his first Grand Prix with Vanwall) in VW7 despite the collision with Hawthorn early in the race. Shared win in Silverstone and fastest lap in Monza gave him enough additional points for the 5th position in the overall World Championship standings. The model by Spark representing Brooks car from the Monaco Grand Prix is designated as VW5, however according to Vanwall chassis log (http://8w.forix.com/vanwalls.html) Tony drove VW7/VW1 car.
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