Brabham honoured

Australian driver Sir Jack Brabham has been named an officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day honours for services to motor sport.

Brabham raced in Formula One between 1955 and 1970, winning the drivers championship three times in 1959, 1960 and 1966. It is not the first honour that he has collected in 1966, he was appointed as an Office of the Order of the British Empire; In 1979, he was knighted by the Queen.

This latest award recognises his services to motor sport as an ambassador, as a mentor to young drivers, in his pursuit of safety, and his support of charities.

After receiving the award Brabham said, “I wasn t expecting any more recognition it really is terrific,”