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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. His successes with midgets in Australian and New Zealand road racing events led to his going to Britain to further his racing career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Brabham has received more than 907,883 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Jack Brabham is the 27th most popular racing driver (down from 21st in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Australia (down from 7th 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 888Before him are Bruce McLaren, Clay Regazzoni, Helmut Marko, Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, and Nigel Mansell. After him are Giacomo Agostini, Carlos Reutemann, Mike Hawthorn, Jean Todt, John Surtees, and Mika Häkkinen.

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Among people born in 1926, Jack Brabham ranks 35Before him are Clifford Geertz, David Attenborough, Ben Roy Mottelson, Leopoldo Galtieri, Donald A. Glaser, and Margot Frank. After him are Vivian Maier, Richard Crenna, Neal Cassady, Necmettin Erbakan, Beji Caid Essebsi, and Hilary Putnam. Among people deceased in 2014, Jack Brabham ranks 31Before him are Alain Resnais, Virna Lisi, Louis Zamperini, H. R. Giger, Adolfo Suárez, and Martin Lewis Perl. After him are Maya Angelou, Masaru Emoto, Lorin Maazel, Bob Hoskins, Mickey Rooney, and Robert A. Dahl.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Jack Brabham ranks 13 out of 925Before him are Elton Mayo (1880), Errol Flynn (1909), Truganini (1812), Heath Ledger (1979), Chris Hemsworth (1983), and Hugh Jackman (1968). After him are Paul Hogan (1939), Julian Assange (1971), Steve Irwin (1962), Colleen McCullough (1937), Peter Singer (1946), and Lionel Logue (1880).

Among RACING DRIVERS In Australia

Among racing drivers born in Australia, Jack Brabham ranks 1After him are Alan Jones (1946), Mark Webber (1976), Mick Doohan (1965), Daniel Ricciardo (1989), Tim Schenken (1943), Casey Stoner (1985), Ken Kavanagh (1923), Frank Gardner (1931), Vern Schuppan (1943), Paul England (1929), and Paul Hawkins (1937).