Former F1® driver, three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner and sports car ace David Brabham talks about being part of a global motor racing dynasty, his F1® racing days with Brabham and Simtek, his success all around the world in tin-tops and the emotions of developing the Brabham BT62 in Australia.
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Michael takes off to meet Australian F1 drivers Alan Jones and not-quite-legend-yet Daniel Ricciardo for necessary inspiration for the journey ahead. Ricciardo tells us how he left Australia for Europe in his late teens to push himself to become a world-class driver.
We also hark back to Sebring USA in 1959 when Sir Jack Brabham, the ‘quiet Australian’, needed only to complete the last lap — but ran out of fuel. He pushed his car across the line to finish fourth, a feat unlikely to be repeated.
David Brabham, Sir Jack’s son, lays down the truth about getting into Formula One and how his own career started with a bit of fun on the family farm.