Bicester, Oxfordshire - Wednesday 20 December, 2017
Sir Jack Brabham Inducted into Inaugural FIA Hall of Fame
Sir Jack Brabham was honoured by Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, earlier this month as the triple Formula One World Champion was inducted in to the new FIA Hall of Fame in Paris, represented by Jack’s son and sportscar legend David Brabham.
All 33 winners of motorsport’s most prestigious title were honoured at the glittering inauguration ceremony staged at the headquarters of the Automobile Club de France (ACF) on Tuesday 5th December.
Jack’s momentous career was celebrated alongside fellow adversary and triple Champion Sir Jackie Stewart, while four-time champions Alain Prost, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, and five-time winner Juan Manual Fangio were inducted. Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Nico Rosberg were also in attendance alongside representatives and family members of other title winners.
“It was a fantastic honour for me to represent my father as he was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame among this elite group of legends,” commented David Brabham. “Jack was certainly one of the pioneers of the sport, winning the first F1 title in a rear-engined car which he built for Cooper, while he remains the only driver to win the crown in a car of his own manufacture.
“He was at the forefront of the era which set the blueprint for the sport today and built a legacy spanning 70 years of Brabham in motorsport. It’s now my sole ambition to take Brabham into the future and rebuild the house that Jack built.”
Images courtesy of the FIA.