Silverstone to honour Sir Jack Brabham
4 June 2014 – Silverstone will commemorate the late Sir Jack Brabham this year in its historic 50th Grand Prix parades, with David Brabham leading the tributes to his father, it has been announced.
Sir Jack Brabham, Formula 1 World Champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966, sadly passed away last month. He was aged 88.
The 2014 British Grand Prix will be the 50th held at the Northamptonshire circuit and to mark that fans attending will be treated to three 'special commemorative parades', featuring British Grand Prix winning cars and drivers that have provided unforgettable moments in the circuit's illustrious history.
David, a Le Mans 24 Hours winner in 2009, will drive in all three parades - one scheduled for each day of the three-day event, piloting his legendary father's Cooper Climax T53 from 1960, the same model as the car Sir Jack drove to victory at the 1960 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, and to World Championship glory at the end of the year.
"It will be a great honour for me to drive one of my father's historic and iconic 1960 Coopers in the 50th Grand Prix parades," said David. "Jack had tremendous success at Silverstone and he was a Vice President of the BRDC for many years, so it's an event I will be really looking forward to."
David is the latest name to confirm his support, with the likes of Sir Jackie Stewart, three-time F1 World Champion and a two-time British GP winner, already committed.