You can help Team Brabham return to Formula One…
David Brabham, son of the late Sir Jack Brabham, hopes to crowd-fund the return of Team Brabham to Formula One. And you can help with as little as $2.50.
A legend of international motorsport and the only driver to win a Formula One world championship in a vehicle he’d helped build, the late Sir Jack Brabham’s Formula One team, founded in 1960, is going to be revived by his son, David Brabham. And you can help via Project Brabham.
During its glory days, Brabham’s F1 team won four Formula One Drivers’ Championhips and two Constructors’ Championships. Sir Jack retired from motor racing in 1970, but his name has continued in racing courtesy of his son, David, and grandsons. Indeed, David Brabham is a former F1 driver and a 24 Hours of Le Mans winner with Peugeot.
Project Brabham has been launched on crowd-funding website Indiegogo and hopes to raise $463,000 initially with investors able to donate as little as $2.50 to get the project off the ground. The team’s aim is to launch in the LMP2 category of the World Endurance Championship, with Brabham saying he hopes the team will return for the next season with a three-year LMP2 commitment. Brabham says he hopes the team will progress and return as a constructor to LMP1 with the aim of winning the WEC title and Le Mans; he’s hinted Team Brabham might alos consider FormulaE but says the sights are set on a return to Formula One.
“Looking at the normal racing model was not exciting or sustainable enough for me to rebuild the team from scratch,” David Brabham said in a statement. “After careful consideration and research we have created a new model of open source racing, which will bring fans closer to the action, inspire drivers and engineers around the world and offer the rare opportunity to be a part of this new but historical race team.