F1 Great Sir Jack Brabham Passes Away at 88

A former Royal Australian Air Force mechanic, Sir Jack Brabham was known as much for his F1 wins as he was for his spirit - he pushed his car past the finish line after it ran out of fuel in the 1959 United States Grand Prix.

updated: May 19, 2014 08:05 IST
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Sydney: Formula One great Sir Jack Brabham, one of the sport's most accomplished drivers and team owners, died Monday at his home in Australia after a long illness, his family said.

"It's a very sad day for all of us. My father passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 this morning," son David Brabham said in a statement.

"He lived an incredible life, achieving more than anyone would ever dream of and he will continue to live on through the astounding legacy he leaves behind."

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