Sir Jack Brabham
John Arthur Brabham is a name inextricably linked to speed, success and innovation in motorsport.
From a speedway star of the early 1950s, it was Brabham who propelled the rear-engined Cooper cars to prominence in 1959 winning the first of three World Drivers’ Championships.
He repeated that title success in 1960, winning five out of ten races.
In America Brabham triggered the rear-engine revolution at the iconic Indianapolis 500 in the early 1960‘s.
Brabham’s forward thinking changed racing at the Brickyard forever.
But it was in 1966 that his expertise as a driver and constructor reached its pinnacle.
In a car powered by an Australian-built Repco V8 motor, Brabham won his third Formula One World Drivers’ Championship driving a Brabham car, in his own team.
He also won ten of the 16 European F2 races with Honda engined Brabham cars in a remarkable display of driving and engineering versatility.
From a dirt track daredevil to a history making driver and constructor in Formula One, Brabham’s achievements are unmatched.
It is time to honour Sir Jack Brabham with Legend Status in the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame.