Sport: Struggle in the Stretch

On the flat, twisting course laid out on an old military airfield near Sebring, Fla., the world's best drivers and fastest cars met last week in the first Grand Prix of the United States. The man to beat was a broad-faced Aussie named Jack Brabham, 33. A steady man with a mechanic's instinct for pushing his low-slung Cooper-Climax no harder than metal and rubber can stand, Brabham rose out of the ranks this year (TIME, Aug. 10) to take the lead in the world driving championship.

One man with an outside chance to outdrive...

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