Three-time Formula 1 World Champion driver and two-time constructor champion, Sir Jack Brabham, OBE died early Monday morning, May 19, Australia time, according to FOX Sports Australia. He was 88.
According to the "Brisbane Times," more details about the passing of the only racer to have won a world championship driving his own car will come soon.
According to the racer's website, Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1959, 1960, and again in 1966. He won the Constructors' championship in the sport in 1966 and 1967.
For his contributions to motor sports, he received the OBE, Order of the British Empire, in 1967 and, in 1979, became the first driver ever knighted.
Brabham raced in 126 F1 Grands Prix from 1955 to 1970 and of those took 14 wins, 13 pole positions, 10 second place finishes, and seven third places finishes. He was also the only driver to win both the Australian and New Zealand Grands Prix three times.
Brabham's namesake in race cars of his design makes up a large part of his legacy. They are popular with racers and owners competing on the historic motor racing circuit around the globe.