Originally written on Racing-reference  |  Last updated 12/20/14

BATHURST - OCTOBER 11: Sir Jack Brabham of Australia about to take a lap around Mount Panorama in his Formula One car, in which he won the Formula One World Championship in, as a special support event ahead of the 2002 Bob Jane T-Marts Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar race held at Mount Panorama in Bathurst, Australia on October 11, 2002. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
(Posted by NicoRosbergFan) Jack Brabham passed away this morning at the age of 88. He was one of the legends of the 1960s, and his 3 titles at the time of his retirement was good for second best all-time. His 14 wins is also equally impressive given that he raced in the same era as Moss, G. Hill, Clark, Surtees, Hulme, Stewart, and Rindt. No one knew how to put together a season quite like how he did, and he showcased his talents when he shocked the world by forming his own team, eponymously named Brabham to take on the F1 World Championship. At first, Brabham's team struggled as the disadvantage of not being a factory team was obvious early on. Brabham took a bold step and hired Dan Gurney, who would later go on to win races as owner-driver himself. Gurney brought a much-needed second brain to the team, and in 1964 Gurney scored the first win for Brabham as a constructor.
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