Sir Jack Brabham to be farewelled in Southport today

PAST and present motor racing champions and fans are expected to gather in Southport today for the State Funeral of Sir Jack Brabham.

The triple world champion will be farewelled at the Church of Christ following his passing last month, aged 88.

Brabham was the only Formula One driver to win a world title in a car bearing his own name, the Brabham BT19.


Yesterday, it was confirmed, the Australian Grand Prix winner’s trophy will be named in his honour.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports, Brabham is already recognised on the current trophy which carries a laminated studded timber trim replica of the steering wheel from his Cooper Climax racing car – the vehicle he used to win his first F1 World Championship in 1959.

His State Funeral will begin at 1.30pm.