Sir Jack Brabham, A Formula 1 Motor-Racing Legend, Dies Aged 88

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Coast – Three times Formula 1 world champion race driver, Australian, Jack Brabham, has died aged 88 following a long illness. In a statement, Brabham’s son, David, said his father died at home on Australia’s Gold Coast after battling liver disease.

  The statement, issued May 19, by the former F1 star’s son, read, “It is a day very sad for us all. My father died peacefully at home this morning at the age of 88. He had an incredible life, fulfilling more dreams than anyone else. “

  In a Grand Prix racing career spanning 15 years, during the time when Formula 1 was the most dangerous of sports, with an unenviable record of driver fatalities, Jack Brabham contested 126 Grand Prix races from 1955 to 1970.

  In 1979 plain Jack Brabham became Sir Jack Brabham. The Australian was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, also head of state of Australia, in recognition of Brabham’s illustrious career and major contribution to motor-sport.”

 

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