1959: JACK BRABHAM

Model produced by: Vitesse (Quartzo)

Year: 1959
Driver: Jack Brabham (Australia)
Team: Cooper Climax
Car: Cooper T51
Results: 2 wins, 5 podiums, 1 pole, 1 fastest lap

With Vanwall leaving the sport Ferrari was the only race-winning team in the championship. However, Cooper’s revolutionary rear-engined cars dominated the championship. Tony Brooks in a Ferrari took the fight with Coopers to the final race, where he, Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham could take the title. Moss retired and Brabham ran out of fuel on the last lap, but he pushed the car across the finish line and finished 4th which was enough to take both titles, driver’s and constructors for Cooper.

See a clip about Sir Jack Brabham

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