Jack Brabham

1926 - 2014

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Sir John Arthur Brabham (2 April 1926 – 19 May 2014) was an Australian racing driver who was Formula One World Champion in 1959, 1960, and 1966. He was a founder of the Brabham racing team and race car constructor that bore his name. Brabham was a Royal Australian Air Force flight mechanic and ran a small engineering workshop before he started racing midget cars in 1948. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Brabham has received more than 1,075,211 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Jack Brabham is the 27th most popular racing driver, the 19th most popular biography from Australia (down from 13th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Racing Driver.

Jack Brabham is most famous for being the first driver to win a Formula One world championship in a car of his own construction.

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Among racing drivers, Jack Brabham ranks 27 out of 1,080Before him are Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, Jim Clark, Clay Regazzoni, Graham Hill, and François Cevert. After him are Nigel Mansell, Giacomo Agostini, Alfonso de Portago, Carlos Reutemann, Carlos Sainz, and Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior.

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Among people born in 1926, Jack Brabham ranks 44Before him are Murray Rothbard, Valdas Adamkus, Mel Brooks, Necmettin Erbakan, Louise Hay, and Andrew Schally. After him are Abdus Salam, Alcides Ghiggia, Neal Cassady, David Attenborough, Vivian Maier, and Ingrid Thulin. Among people deceased in 2014, Jack Brabham ranks 33Before him are Harold Ramis, Richard Kiel, Gary Becker, Martin Lewis Perl, Adolfo Suárez, and Lorin Maazel. After him are Masaru Emoto, Maya Angelou, Daniel Keyes, Dobrica Ćosić, Mickey Rooney, and Karlheinz Böhm.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Jack Brabham ranks 19 out of 1,143Before him are Margaret Court (1942), Margot Robbie (1990), Heath Ledger (1979), Paul Hogan (1939), Julian Assange (1971), and Elizabeth Blackburn (1948). After him are Peter Weir (1944), Errol Flynn (1909), Colleen McCullough (1937), Hugh Jackman (1968), John Eccles (1903), and V. Gordon Childe (1892).

Among RACING DRIVERS In Australia

Among racing drivers born in Australia, Jack Brabham ranks 1After him are Alan Jones (1946), Mark Webber (1976), Tim Schenken (1943), Mick Doohan (1965), Daniel Ricciardo (1989), Wayne Gardner (1959), Casey Stoner (1985), Ken Kavanagh (1923), Vern Schuppan (1943), Frank Gardner (1931), and Paul Hawkins (1937).