Jack Brabham

1926-04-02 - 2014-05-19 (age 88)


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An F1 legend’s remarkable first Monaco GP

The Monaco Grand Prix was a special place for three-time world champion Jack Brabham. The Australian scored his first Formula 1 world championship race victory on the legendary streets in 1959 and famously came within one corner of winning the 1970 event at the age 44.

Monaco 1970: When Brabham crashed on the last lap

Fifty-one years ago today, Jochen Rindt won the Monaco Grand Prix after one of the most dramatic last laps in Formula 1 history. A future Indianapolis 500 winner was there to witness it, and he recounts his experiences to Adam Cooper.

Sir Jack Brabham – a unique F1 champion

Sir Jack Brabham, who would have turned 95 today, has earned a unique place in Formula 1 history. This is his story.

When Stirling Moss tackled the Bathurst 1000
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When Stirling Moss tackled the Bathurst 1000

More than 14 years after his career-ending Goodwood crash, Sir Stirling Moss made a sensational, albeit short-lived, comeback alongside Jack Brabham at the Bathurst 1000.

Brabham documentary makers looking for lost footage

Documentary makers working on a film about three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham have turned to the public in a bid to uncover 'never before seen' footage.

33 world champions of Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton claimed his fourth Formula 1 title in Mexico, equalling the tally of Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel. But who else have been crowned champion in the past?

30 fastest qualifying laps in F1 history

Only once has a driver broken the 1m barrier in qualifying. We compile a list of the fastest ever qualifying times set in F1's history.

Jack Brabham won first Canadian F1 Grand Prix in 1967

For a horde of Canadian motorsport enthusiasts, the best way to celebrate the country’s 100th anniversary in 1967 was to stage a round of the prestigious Formula 1 World Championship.

Gallery: F1 drivers who raced in the Indy 500

Several F1 drivers have been lured by the Indy 500, which forms a part of the the Triple Crown of Motorsport. While some went on to win the fabled race, others returned with less spectacular results.

Sir Jack Brabham honoured with Australian coin

Sir Jack Brabham’s contribution to motorsport has been honoured by the Royal Australian Mint, with the release of a commemorative 50 cent coin.

Project Brabham will debut 'Official T-shirt' at trade show

David Brabham to sell and sign shirts at Autosport International

Remembering the fallen, racers we lost in 2014

The following is a list of racers who perished on the track in 2014.

Project Brabham: A more sustainable way for a team to survive?

David Brabham spearheading crowdfunded motorsports initiative.

RRDC votes in 15 new members for 2014

Voting was held among all current RRDC members.

Friends, family unite to honor Sir Jack Brabham

Sir Jack Brabham Memorial held to aid kidney research.

Matt Brabham at Silverstone for Sir Jack Memorial

Florida resident heads to England to honor his grandfather.

Autocourse back in time: interview with Jim Clark

Thanks to Autocourse, the world's leading Grand Prix annual, we're going back in time with this exclusive interview that legendary Jim Clark gave to David Phipps in 1967.

Third-generation racer visits with Andretti Formula E team

Reigning Pro Mazda champ Matthew Brabham journies to Donington Park.

Le Mans Classic: 7th Edition, high in the sky!

For the first time it provided an incredible retrospective for lovers of exceptional motor cars of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.

Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell complete line-up for Silverstone’s parades

Nigel Mansell and two-times British Grand Prix winner Emerson Fittipaldi are the latest Formula 1® greats confirmed to take part in Silverstone’s 50th Grand Prix parades.

Five-times British GP winner Alain Prost confirmed for Silverstone’s 50th GP parades

Four-times F1® World Champion and Renault ambassador to drive 2012 British Grand Prix winning Red Bull RB8.

Silverstone to commemorate Sir Jack Brabham in historic 50th Grand Prix parades

David Brabham leads tributes to the late Sir Jack Brabham at the British Grand Prix

Twenty-six former Indy 500 drivers to compete at Brickyard Vintage Invitational

Racers include Willie T. Ribbs, Lyn St. James, Scott Goodyear, Al Unser, Jr., Pete Halsmer, Dick Simon

David Brabham to lead tribute to his father at Brands Hatch this weekend

Racing legend’s son and grandson to be guests of honor at Masters Historic Festival

Mark Webber talks about Sir Jack Brabham

Mark Webber took a moment to talk about his relationship with Sir Jack Brabham and to also offer his thoughts on the legend's passing.

Sir Jack Brabham dies

Tributes roll in for racing legend Brabham, who passed away peacefully at 88

Brabham claims emphatic Indy Lights victory at Indianapolis

Matthew Brabham won the first Indy Lights race of the weekend at IMS.

Imola 20: Roland Ratzenberger's editorial team delivers a three part tribute to the two men lost on these days 20 years ago. Rubens Barrichello suffered a scary crash, while Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna would perish in on track accidents.

Matthew Brabham selected to receive 20th Gorsline Scholarship

The Gorsline Scholarship is presented by Gorsline Company, of Rochester, N.Y., the leader in high-risk motorsports insurance.

Brabham Racing dynasty launches first official online portal

The return of the trademark to the family’s rightful ownership has allowed David to finally progress with confidence planning for the future of the Brabham brand.

Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix anniversary to be celebrated this May

The 50th anniversary of the first Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix to be held at Brands Hatch will be marked at this year’s Masters Historic Festival on 24-25 May.

Pirelli: One-stop strategy expected for the Abu Dhabi GP

Webber’s 1m39.957s pole lap, the 13th of his career and his second of this season, means that he equals the pole position record for an Australian, established by Jack Brabham.

Webber steals pole from team mate Vettel in Abu Dhabi

Mark Webber stunned the paddock and the Red Bull team by pinching the pole out of the hands of his team mate on the Yas Marina Circuit.

Magic number is '5' for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel's winning streak is now 5 races, but no world title as Alonso finished 4th.

This Week in Racing History (March 3-9)

People in this week in racing history include: Joe Leonard, Wendell Scott, Tommy Milton, John Bowe, Jack Brabham, Keiji Matsumoto, David Coulthard

Brabham successful court action secures family trademark

The iconic Brabham logos, synonymous with the family’s 60-year motor racing heritage, are also protected.

The ten most glorious 2010 Formula 1 moments

December is traditionally the time to reflect on the past Formula One season, a season that started with a boring race in Bahrain, but ended on a high with no less than four competitors from three teams fighting for the title during the very last race in Abu Dhabi. German Sebastian Vettel took the crown, and recently the youngest Formula One champion in the 60-year history of the sport collected his trophy during the annual FIA Gala in Monaco. But it was a long an winding road to the title for the 23-year old champion, as it was for the other title contenders, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

Below are the ten most glorious moments of the 2010 Formula One season. This is not a top ten, the events are ordered chronologically, and the numbers one to ten do not refer to the most or least glorious moment.

Any driver who starts his first race for a new team wants to win that race, ...

2011 to equal 40-year-old 'most F1 champions' record

2011 will be the first season in four decades in which no fewer than five world champions line up on the grid. Among new champion Sebastian Vettel's rivals next season will be former title winners Jenson Button (2009), Lewis Hamilton (2008), ...

Priaulx excluded from BRDC Gold Start, Webber takes honour

GOLD STAR TO WEBBER, AFTER OKAYAMA APPEAL EXCLUDES PRIAULX The FIA Court of Appeal's decision to retrospectively exclude Andy Priaulx's BMW from the first WTCC race at Okayama, Japan, not only deprived Priaulx of 2nd place in the race and an ...

TeamVodafone give Sir Jack Brabham the grand tour

Australian racing legend Sir Jack Brabham paid a visit to the Brisbane workshop of dominant V8 Supercar outfit TeamVodafone recently where he received a grand tour of the facilities and met with Team Principal Roland Dane. TeamVodafone were ...

This Week in Racing History (October 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker October 17 Al Unser Sr. drives a Lola T332-Chevy to victory in the L&M Continental F5000 race at Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California, USA (1976). October 18 Jack ...

Formula One - On and Off track week 36

Formula 100, Jochen Rindt - 40 years on, new 2011 regulations but no new teams in 2011 Formula 100 Formula 100 is not a new race formula, but is an alliance of Formula One sponsors who want to represent their interests in Formula One. Their aim ...

Phillip Island: IRWIN Racing preview

FAMOUS FAMILIES TEAM UP AT V8 SUPERCAR ENDURO The two most famous families in Australian motorsport history are teaming together for the first time at this weekend's V8 Supercar endurance race at Phillip Island. Former Le Mans 24 Hour Champion ...

Mosport: David Brabham race report

Brabham Celebrates 100th ALMS Race With Eighth Consecutive Podium London, UK -- Sunday, August 29, 2010; David Brabham scored his eighth consecutive American Le Mans Series podium to cap the celebrations surrounding his 100th ALMS race start at ...

Mosport: Highcroft Racing qualifying report

PATRÓN HIGHCROFT THIRD ON THE GRID IN MOSPORT QUALIFYING BATTLE Mosport BOWMANVILLE, ON, Saturday, August 28, 2010: Patrón Highcroft Racing's Simon Pagenaud put the team's HPD ARX-01c third on the grid for tomorrow's penultimate round of the ...

Lukey returns to its traditional home

A name that came and conquered at Phillip Island before and after his victorious 1959 Australian Drivers Championship (ADC) / CAMS Gold Star Award was that of Melbourne based exhaust manufacturer and gifted racer, Len Lukey. Determined and ...

Series news and notes 2010-07-06

Today's IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights headlines: 1. No let-up for points leader Power 2. Inside the stats - Watkins Glen 3. Return to Firestone Indy Lights sweet for Winslow 4. Vote for Tire-ific Move of the ...

Watkins Glen: Post-race press conference

Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen Post-Race Transcript Sunday, July 4, 2010 - Watkins Glen International An interview with Will Power Ryan Briscoe Dario Franchitti THE MODERATOR: We'll go ahead and get started with today's post-race ...