One of Australia's most successful drivers, he won the Le Mans 24 Hour race and three international Sports Car series.
Originally interested in pursuing farming and soccer, the lure of his family business proved too strong, and he went from go-karts to Formula One races within seven years.
He was just the fourth Australian to to win the Le Mans 24 Hour, and he followed it up by winning the American Le Mans series in 2009 and 2010.
His father was the three-time Formula One world champion, Sir Jack Brabham, and his two older brothers also entered motor sports careers.
Garth Tander was another Australian-born Formula One racing contender.