A legend in his own time, Jack Brabham's world championships were the product of both his engineering expertise and driving skill. His first two titles, in rear-engined Coopers he helped develop, confirmed the obsolescence of front-engined Formula One cars. His third title, in a Brabham, made him the only driver to become champion in a car of his own make. For his lifetime achievements, which also included nurturing the talents of other notable drivers and pioneering the business side of the sport, he became the first Formula One driver to receive a knighthood. Always a man of few words - his nickname 'Black Jack' referred to both his dark hair and his propensity for maintaining a shadowy silence - he avoided small talk and was undemonstrative in the extreme. But behind the wheel he was anything but shy and retiring. He put his head down and drove exceedingly forcefully, opposite-locking his car dirt-track style, and was not averse to deliberately showering gravel in the face of a too closely following pursuer. His aversion for the limelight became more of a problem in 1960, when he completely dominated the nine-race series, winning consecutively in Holland, Belgium, France, Britain and Portugal, en route to his second successive championship. Jack Brabham, whose final victory came in the 1970 South African Grand Prix when he was 44, chose that season to retire as a driver. The Brabham team was sold to Bernie Ecclestone and Jack returned home to Australia, where he busied himself running a farm, a car dealership and an aviation company, and helped his sons with their racing careers. His contribution to British motorsport was officially recognised in 1985 and he became Sir Jack Brabham.
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Descrizione libro Minidi, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. ; foreword by Stirling Moss Description Windsor, N.S.W. : Minidi, 2004 253 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm. ISBN 0957706030 Notes Includes index. Codice libro della libreria 021785
Descrizione libro Minidi Pty, Limited, Windsor, NSW, Australia, 2004. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good+. 256 pages with colour and b/w illustrations. The definitive autobiography of Australia's three-time Formula 1 World Champion driver. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 015167