Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham will be given a state funeral on Wednesday June 11, the Queensland government and his family have announced.

The ceremony will take place at 1:30pm at the Southport Church of Christ on the Gold Coast, and his entire extended family – racing sons Gary, Geoff and David, and grandsons Matthew and Sam – are expected to attend.

The 88-year-old died peacefully at home on Monday, sparking a wave of tributes around the world for the only man to have won a Formula 1 World Championship in a car of his own construction.

It is also expected that a memorial service will be held in the United Kingdom, where Sir Jack enjoyed much of his success in junior-level categories, and later as co-founder of the Brabham F1 team with Ron Tauranac.

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.