Published on May 20th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Jack Brabham, F1 Legend Passes Away
Sir Jack Brabham, Australia’s 3-time Formula One champion, has died at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife, Lady Margaret, and sons Geoff, Gary and David and their families. Brabham died at his home in Queensland last Monday morning. Brabham won the F1 world title in 1959, 1960 and 1966 and was constructors’ champion in 1966 and 1967. He won his first two crowns in the Cooper Climax, but with his third became the only driver in history to win a World Championship in a car he himself had manufactured – the Brabham BT19. The first driver to be knighted for services to motorsport, Brabham was a skilled and innovative engineer as well as driver. He was responsible, with compatriot Ron Tauranac, for more than 500 Brabham racing cars being built at the team’s Surrey base in the 1960s. The Brabham name continued in F1 for 30 years.