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Jack Brabham - the first F1 driver to use a rear-engine car
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04 December 2009

Jack Brabham - the first F1 driver to use a rear-engine carBorn on April 2, 1926 in Hurtsville, Australia, John Arthur Brabham is a former Formula One racecar driver. With a career that spanned 15 years, “Jack” Brabham managed to keep his name in Formula One racing for a total of 5 decades.

Brabham was always involved with cars, working as a mechanic from a young age, and learning to drive at the age of 12. He left school to work at a local garage at only 15-years-old, while taking courses in mechanical engineering. Throughout his F1 career, Brabham secured 3 Championships, 14 wins, 31 podium finishes, 13 Pole Positions, and 12 fastest laps.

Brabham was always interested in cars due to his family’s involvement, but being a racecar driver wasn’t the only driving force in Jack’s life. Instead, he served in the Air Force during WWII and then opened a small repair business in 1946.

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