Celebrating a lineage of champion racers, innovators and engineers, we count down to the reveal of Brabham Automotive’s first project with seventy defining moments spanning the last seventy years. With a moment added daily, the timeline charts the evolving story of one of the most celebrated and evocative names in motor racing history.
Jack Brabham’s racing debut is at Paramatta Park Speedway in Australia driving midget cars. He recalled that it was "terrific driver training. You had to have quick reflexes: in effect you lived - or possibly died - on them." He wins the New South Wales Championship and Australian Speedcar Championship.
Nicknamed 'Black Jack' for his black hair, wily driving style and shadowy demeanour, Jack Brabham comes to England. He approaches the Cooper Car Company for parts, beginning a friendship with the Coopers. He joins as mechanic and builds his first chassis. Jack’s GP debut is at Aintree’s British Grand Prix.
Jack Brabham wins his second F1 World Championship at Portugal as a Cooper Car Company team driver in a Cooper T51. He and Ron Tauranac establish Motor Racing Developments Ltd in Surrey, England. The Brabham team would take four Drivers' and two Constructors' Formula One World Championships over the next thirty years.
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