Australian Grand Prix Trophy to be Named After Jack Brabham

Updated: 13 June 2014 22:42 IST

Jack Brabham is the only Formula One driver to win a world title in a car he designed and built himself - the rear-engine Brabham BT19 - in 1966.

The Australian Grand Prix winner's trophy will be named in honour of three-time Formula One champion Jack Brabham, who died on May 19 at the age of 88.

Jack Brabham

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Brabham is the only Formula One driver to win a world title in a car he designed and built himself - the rear-engine Brabham BT19 - in 1966.

He is already recognized on the trophy which carries a laminated studded timber trim replica of the steering wheel from the race car that he used to win his first world title in 1959. He won the F1 world title again in 1960.

Australian Grand Prix officials made the announcement on Tuesday.

Brabham will be given a state funeral on Wednesday on the Gold Coast in Queensland state, where he lived.

Topics : Formula 1
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