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Photo Gallery: Jack Brabham by Cahier

Submitted by on July 26, 2012

Jack Brabham 1966

Three-time Formula One World Champion, founder of the Brabham Formula One team and the only driver to have won the Formula One World Championship driving one of his own cars, bearing his own name, Jack Brabham is a motorsport legend and a gentleman.

Brabham made his debut in a Cooper in the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree, but it would take a few years to secure his first Formula One Grand Prix victory. He did it, however, in spectacular style, winning on the illustrious streets of Monaco in 1959. He’d go on to win the first of his three World Driver’s Championships in 1959 before defending his title to win it again in 1960.

In 1960 he founded Brabham with Ron Tauranac, debuting their first Formula One machine, the BT3, on the mighty Nürburgring Nordschleife during the 1962 German Grand Prix. They retired nine (very long) laps in, but in just a few short years Brabham would become the first man to win a Formula One World Championship race in a car bearing his own name when he won the ’66 French Grand Prix. And he kept on winning, securing the 1966 Formula One Championship drivers’ title, with Brabham taking the constructors title ahead of Ferrari and Cooper-Maserati.

Enjoy this photo gallery, which looks at the Formula One career of the great Jack Brabham.

This is the latest in our series of  photo specials showcasing the stunning images from the Cahier Archive. The collection, by photographers Bernard Cahier and his son Paul-Henri are part of a massive collection of 400 000 originals of which 17 000+ pictures are currently available on their website.

Images: TheCahierArchive©

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