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Brabham Racing Organisation
The Brabham Racing Organisation was a Formula One racing team founded by Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac . It was the only Australian team ever to carry a World Champion to victory, and the last team run by the driver to win a Formula One world championship.
Founded in 1961, the team saw Jack Brabham act as primary driver and Tauranac designing and engineering the cars. Jack Brabham, World Champion of 1959 and 1960, won his third title with his own team in 1966. This was the first time a driver won a championship in his own car.
Team Brabham's second title was acquired by Denny Hulme in 1967. Brabham sold his shares to Ron Tauranac in 1970/1971 and the latter later sold the team to Bernie Ecclestone in 1972. Eccelestone put a young South African Engineer as chief designer, namely Gordon Murray.
Jack's youngest son David Brabham raced for the team for a short time.
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