2006 FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Sir Jack Brabham posing with Carlos Ghys.
Sir Jack Brabham is probably Australia’s most successful racing driver, winning the world driving championship in the elite Formula One cars three times, 1959, 1960, 1966. His 1966 driving championship was won in a Brabham car, the first time a driver has won in one of his own cars. Brabham cars won the Constructors’ Championship in 1966 as well, and again in 1967. He was awarded the OBE that year and in 1979 was knighted for his services to motor sport. He won a total of 14 Grand Prix races during his career, his final victory coming in the South African Grand Prix when he was 44. He was named Australian of the Year in 1966.