Jack Brabham

Australian racing driver

Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham, AO, OBE (2 April 1926 – 19 May 2014) was an Australian racing driver who was Formula One champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966. He won the Australian Grand Prix in 1955, 1963 and 1964. He was a founder of the Brabham racing team and race car builder that carried his name.

Jack Brabham in 1966

In 2000 the Australian Government gave him the Australian Sports Medal,[1] and in 2001 he was given the Australian Centenary Medal for services to motor sport.[1]

Brabham died at his home on the Gold Coast, Queensland on 19 May 2014 from liver failure, aged 88.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "It's an Honour - Honours - Search Australian Honours". itsanhonour.gov.au. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  2. Hagon, Toby (19 May 2014). "Sir Jack Brabham dead". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 19 May 2014.