Geoff and Matt Brabham have arrived in the United Kingdom to take part in festivities at the Goodwood Revival this weekend, which will pay tribute to Sir Jack Brabham, some 50 years after his third Formula 1 World Championship.
Each day during the Revival, cars from throughout Sir Jack’s racing career will take part in tribute parades, with Geoff, Matt, David and Sam Brabham all anticipated to be taking the wheel at some point across the course of the weekend. David Brabham will take part in the St Marys Trophy race in a star-stuffed field, piloting a 1959 Austin A35.
Sir Jack created history in 1966 when he was crowned the Formula 1 World Driver’s Champion in a car that he designed and built himself – the first and only driver to do so.
He was confirmed as World Champion at Watkins Glen, NY in October of 1966.
Fittingly, last weekend Matt was at the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix at The Glen driving a two-seater IndyCar. Matt, whilst never having raced at The Glen, was able to appreciate the significance of being at the circuit where his Grandfather achieved one of the great feats of world motorsport.
“Being at the Goodwood Revival is a great honor,” said Matt Brabham. “We were last in England just after Grandfather’s passing and some of his ashes have been spread at the Goodwood Estate, so it holds extra significance for our family. To have him celebrated 50 years since he won that World Championship in his own car is going to be an absolute thrill. I really can’t wait to be part of the festivities and catch up with the people that turn out for this event, many of whom would have watched him compete.”
Matt made his IndyCar Series debut this year at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis for PIRTEK Team Murray finishing 16th before going on to finish 22nd in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
We will have the Livestream from Goodwood on the Team Murray website throughout the weekend – it begins at 3:30am ET and 5:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on each day.
WATCH: Livestream – The Goodwood Revival