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Statement: Jack Brabham

STATEMENT



JACK BRABHAM


 

Federal Labor pays tribute to the life of Australian sporting hero, Sir Jack Brabham.

 

A Flight Mechanic in the RAAF, Jack retained a lifelong love of engine design, construction and repair and once said that driving was the ‘relaxing part’ of the world of Formula One.

 

Jack won back-to-back world Formula One Championships in 1959 and 1960, however his most remarkable victory came in 1966 when he won the championship in a car that he had built himself – a sporting feat that will never be replicated.

 

Jack Brabham’s success was part of the collective Australian psyche. He was truly the Don Bradman of the racing circuit, with a laconic modesty that predated the era of fist-pumping.

 

Federal Labor offers its heartfelt condolences to Lady Margaret, Jack’s sons Geoff, Gary and David and his grandchildren.

 

MONDAY, 19 MAY 2014

 

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