Jack Brabham

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Jack Brabham in 1966

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.

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Hagon, Toby (19 May 2014). "Sir Jack Brabham dead". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 19 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)