Sir Jack Brabham who was F1 racing Royalty has passed away at age 88 in Sydney Australia. He won three championships in 1959,1960 and 1966

Jack was in the Royal Australian Air Force as a flight Mechanic and worked out of a small engineering workshop, before he started racing midget cars. His success in Australia and New Zealand saw Sir Jack travel to the UK to further his driving career. He joined the Cooper Car Racing team as a driver and builder of his own car. Brabham helped to design the mid – engine cars that Cooper would introduce to the Formula 1 and Indianapolis 500, and won the first of his titles in 1950 and then again in 1960.

In 1966 Sir Jack won his third title and is the one driver to ever win a title driving his one car, in Monaco.

After the 1970 season Brabham retired from driving, where he brought a farm and worked in various business interest. which included Engine Developments, for manufactures and garages.

 

 

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