A genuine Aussie character - speaking out of the corner of his mouth, and then, only a few laconic words. He did it the hard way to get into Formula One racing and proceeded to win the World Championship three times. In 1966, he set a record, which will almost certainly never be equalled, by winning the Championship in a car he designed and built himself. He was an unflappable character who was happy to win a race by half a car length every time - he drove to win in the slowest possible time simply because there was no point in trying to win by a lap when a couple of metres was all that was needed.
Australia has lost a true sportsman and a worthy champion.