Sir Jack is honoured again

Australia's triple Formula 1 World Champion, Sir Jack Brabham, has been named an officer of the Order of Australia in the annual Australia Day honours list. The 81-year-old recognises his achievements as an ambassador for the sport, for his promotion of young drivers and for his support of various charity organisations. The award is given for distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or humanity at large. It is the second highest level in the Order of Australia with only the status of Companion being higher. Sir Jack was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire back in 1966 and was appointed a Knight Bachelor in 1979.

Brabham was the first person to be knighted purely for motor racing achievements, and he remains a man with an extraordinary record. He won 14 of his 126 Grands Prix and was the first driver to win the World Championship in a car bearing his name and for many years the Brabham company was very successful as both a racing team and a racing car manufacturer. Jack was also a partner in the Engine Development business, which is better know as Judd.

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