Sir Jack Brabham
May 21

F1: Vettel pays tribute to Sir Jack Brabham

during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on March 14, 2010 in Sakir, Bahrain.

meets during the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on March 14, 2010. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel is known for having a greater appreciation of F1 history than many of his colleagues, and today the German demonstrated that when he paid tribute to the late Sir Jack Brabham.

He acknowledged that the Australian’s feat of winning the World Championship in his own car (the 1966 Brabham BT19) was a special one.

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May 19

Classic Formula 1 Video: Fangio v. Brabham, 1978

Following the passing of three-time World Champion Jack Brabham, this video has gone viral on YouTube amongst fans, and it’s not hard to see why.

Juan Manuel Fangio and , both now deceased, shared eight Formula 1 World Championship between them. Both had long since retired by 1978, but that didn’t stop either of them from hopping behind the steering wheel one last time.

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