Tag Archives: Jack Brabham

Jim Clark, Silverstone, Lotus, klemcoll

Two Views of a Start

Here is an unusual pair of photographs: the Start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 20, 1963 seen almost simultaneously from opposite sides of the grid. On pole in Lotus 25 n. 4 is Jim Clark and next to him in n. 9 is Dan Gurney in his Brabham BT7 with a Climax […]

Jack Brabham, French GP, Le Mans klemcoll

A Tiger in His Tank

Jack Brabham stands on the podium at Le Mans, having just won the French Grand Prix on July 2, 1967 holding with his sponsoring Esso Tiger and a magnum of Moët & Chandon champagne. In 1967 the French GP was held on the “Bugatti Circuit” at Le Mans, a rather uninteresting and much-shortened version of […]

Jack Brabham, Reims, klemcoll, Cooper

An Aussie Victory

This victory celebration, with Jack Brabham in the midst of his mechanics and well-wishers, is taking place in the pit lane of the Reims Grand Prix circuit on July 3, 1960. The pit lane at Reims was then very narrow, as it remains on this ancient circuit today, with no separation from the slightly downhill […]

klemcoll, Spa-Francorchamps

The Drivers’ Meeting

A drivers meeting is rarely a deeply solemn affair, but here just look at the faces… These young men are standing in front of the pits at Spa-Francorchamps before the start of the Belgian Grand Prix on June 14, 1964. Spa was a course that made everyone nervous, especially if it might rain. You did […]

Brabham, Zandvoort

Jack’s Usual Stance

Having started racing in a Midget on short dirt ovals in Australia, Jack Brabham was no stranger to cornering with the tail hung out under power. Here he is at the 180º Tarzanbocht at the end of the straight at Zandvoort during the Dutch Grand Prix on July 24, 1966. His car is his own Brabham BT19-Repco […]

Bruce McLaren’s Monaco Win

Before practice for the 1962 Monaco Grand Prix, Robert Daley wandered across the grid before Race Director Louis Chiron released the cars. This portrait of Bruce McLaren in his factory Climax-powered Cooper 60 shows the famed young New Zealander’s relaxed calmness as he looked over at Daley’s camera. McLaren would do well in this practice […]

Jochen Rindt, Colin Chapman, Lotus

The Best of Everything

In 1970 Jochen Rindt was the best F1 driver and Colin Chapman at Lotus was unquestionably the best designer. They both knew that they were now a winning combination: Rindt’s undoubted talent and Chapman’s Lotus 72. But the 72 was no yet fully ready for the Monaco Grand Prix so Rindt made do with the […]


Jack Brabham (1926-2014)

Sir Jack Brabham, a three-time World Champion, has died at his home in Australia at the age of 88. Brabham won World Championships twice driving for Cooper in 1959 and again in 1960 and won a final time in a car of his own manufacture, the Brabham-Repco in 1966 when he also won the Constructors’ championship. […]