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Former F1 champion Jack Brabham dies, aged 88

Formula One champion Jack Brabham, who won the title three times - including in a car he built himself, has died aged 88.

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Brabham was first motorsport driver to be knighted

Sir Jack in a Brabham Cosworth at Silverstone in 1967. Credit: PA

Sir Jack won his first two crowns in the Cooper Climax, but with his third became the only driver in history to win a World Championship in a car he himself had manufactured - the Brabham BT19.

The first driver to be knighted for services to motorsport, Brabham was a skilled and innovative engineer as well as driver.

He was responsible, with compatriot Ron Tauranac, for more than 500 Brabham racing cars being built at the team's Surrey base in the 1960s.

The Brabham name continued in F1 for 30 years.

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