F1 champion Sir 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.

Sir Jack Brabham, pictured here in 1966, died after a long illness, his family said. Credit: Barnaby's

The Australian driver died at his home on Australia's Gold Coast after a long battle with liver disease, his son said.

Sir Jack won the championship in 1959, 1960 and 1966, and was knighted for his achievements in 1979.

Brabham pictured in his Cooper Climax in 1960. Credit: Empics

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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.