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  Monday, 29 April, 2002, 21:24 GMT 22:24 UK
F1 legend Walker dies
Moss won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1960 in a Rob Walker-entered Lotus
Moss won at Monaco in a Rob Walker-entered Lotus
Former Formula One team owner Rob Walker has died of pneumonia aged 84.

Walker, who established a great reputation in the golden era of motor racing, enjoyed a fruitful partnership with legendary British driver Stirling Moss.

The pair secured maiden victories for Cooper and Lotus, long before manufacturers owned factory teams.

Walker, a member of the Walker whisky family, entered a private team in F1 between 1958 and 1968, after he had given up racing himself.

His team had a total of nine Grand Prix wins.

Moss secured an historic victory in Argentina in a Walker-entered Cooper in 1958.

It was the first victory for a rear-engined car and, two years later, the British driver took another famous win at Monaco, driving a Lotus.

Walker's most successful period came to an end when Moss was forced to retire after a crash at Goodwood in 1962.

However, he celebrated one of his greatest wins when Jo Siffert drove a Lotus 49 to victory in the 1968 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.

Walker's team continued into the 1970s under the works Surtees banner.

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