Sir Jack Brabham

Marshall WI

Sir Jack Brabham is the first driver in history to be knighted for his services to motorsport… the triple world champion is the only Formula One driver to have won a world title in a car of his own construction…the BT19…which he drove to victory in 1966. The following year the Brabham team won its second successive world championship when New Zealander Denny Hulme drove the BT20 to victory. Brabham established himself in Australian oval racing before switching to road racing in the early 1950’s. His driving style matured dramatically at this time and, in 1955, he moved from Australia to Europe to drive for Charles and John Cooper. That partnership resulted in Brabham’s first two world championship titles in 1959 and 1960. It was also in a Cooper that Sir Jack shook the establishment at Indianapolis, qualifying the first modern mid-engined car at the 500 and finishing ninth. Brabham is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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