F1Weekly podcast # 611

F1weekly podcast number 611 special interview with George Russell

Faded Glory Gallery

Snapshot from one of the featured teams in the 2013 Vintage F1 calendar


Brabham. “Black Jack” & Bernie. Australian Jack Brabham was World Champion in 1959 & ’60 with Cooper. He started his own team after leaving the Surbiton-based team.  California Cool Dan Gurney gave Brabham his first Formula 1 world championship win in the 1964 French Grand Prix at Rouen.

In 1966, Brabham raced his own creation to four successive victories – France, Britain, Netherlands and Germany – to become the first and only man to win Formula 1 world championship in his own car. The team was later sold to Bernard Ecclestone.

South African Gordon Murray designed some of the most beautiful cars seen in Formula 1. Argentine Carlos Reutemann took his first grand prix victory in 1974 at Kyalami. His Brazilian teammate Jose Carlos Pace scored his only Formula 1 victory at Interlagos in 1975.

Niki Lauda swept the competition in the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix with his “fan” car and was promoted to race winner after Mario Andretti and Gilles Villeneuve were penalized for jumping the start at Monza.

Nelson Piquet took the first of his three world titles in 1981 and in 1983, with BMW power, became the first turbo-charged world champion. The man from Rio would give Brabham their final Formula 1 success at Paul Ricard in the 1985 French Grand Prix; this was also the first victory for Pirelli upon their return to grand prix racing.

The photo shows Pace in the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.

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