|Born||16 February 1920|
|Died||21 January 2014 93)(aged|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1952 - 1953|
|Teams||Non-works Frazer Nash, Cooper|
|First entry||1952 British Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1953 British Grand Prix|
Thomas Anthony Donald Crook (16 February 1920 – 21 January 2014) was a racing driver from England. He was born in Manchester and educated at Clifton College, Bristol. He participated in two Formula 2 Grand Prix races counting towards the World Championship of Drivers, debuting on 19 July 1952. He scored no championship points. He also participated in several non-championship races.
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(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1952||T A D Crook||Frazer Nash 421||BMW 328 2.0 L6||SUI||500||BEL||FRA|| GBR |
|1953||T A D Crook||Cooper T20||Bristol BS1 2.0 L6||ARG||500||NED||BEL||FRA|| GBR |
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