Sir Jack Brabham dies

Monday 19th May 2014

 RSS

Share:

Sir Jack Brabham dies

Sir Jack Brabham dies

Motor racing legend Sir Jack Brabham, a three-time F1 World Champion, has died at the age of 88.

His family confirmed that the Australian passed away peaceful at his home on the Gold Coast on Monday morning.

His youngest son David said in a statement: "It's a very sad day for all of us. My father passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 this morning.

"He lived an incredible life, achieving more than anyone would ever dream of and he will continue to live on through the astounding legacy he leaves behind."

Racing for Cooper Climax, Brabham won the first of his two Formula 1 World titles in 1959 and 1960.

After his second crown he set up a company with friend and fellow Australian Ron Tauranac to design and build their own cars.

To this day, Brabham remains the only driver in the sport's history to win a World Championship in a car that he manufactured. He won the 1966 title in the Brabham BT19.

He is survived by his wife, Lady Margaret, and sons Geoff, Gary and David.

Formula 1 Descends On Suzuka

Editor's Picks

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?