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Former world champion Sir Jack Brabham dies aged 88


Former world champion Sir Jack Brabham dies aged 88


Three-time Formula One world champion Sir jack Brabham has died aged 88.

The Australian driver won the titles in 1959, 1960 and 1966, the year he became the first person to design, build and drive his car to the F1 crown.

He remains the only man in history to achieve that feat.

After racing midget cars in Australia and New Zealand, Sir Jack began his Formula One racing career in 1955 at the British Grand Prix and raced until the 1970 Mexican Grand Prix.

He won 14 races – the last of which came at the 1970 South African Grand Prix when he was 43.

Sir Jack sold his Brabham team to Bernie Ecclestone on his retirement and the team continued racing until the 1990’s, boasting drivers such as Graham and Damon Hill, Nikki Lauda and Nelson Piquet.

The F1 legend died at his home on Australia’s Gold Coast after a long battle with liver disease.

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