Brabham last appeared in F1 in 1992, and currently on their way of coming back in action in 2015! This can be a great news to motorsport fans especially those who have been around motorsport will surely know the name Brabham is part of the history.
What is Project Brabham?
Project Brabham is a motor racing team founded by David Brabham (the son of triple F1 World Champion, Sir Jack Brabham) in September 2014 as part of their preparation to embark a new journey to represent a revival of Brabham name in the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) motorsport. The project includes to qualify for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, and 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 category using crowdsourcing business model. The team is also aiming to enter the FIA Formula E Championship, and then return to the Formula One (F1). The campaign started on 24 September, and will end on 1 November 2014.
Who is Sir Jack Brabham?
Sir John Arthur “Jack” Brabham, AO, OBE (2 April 1926 – 19 May 2014) was a Royal Australian Air Force flight mechanic and ran a small engineering workshop before he started racing midget cars in 1948. He first made a history in 1966 when he won the drivers’ World Championship. The team later won the title again in 1967, 1981, and 1983. Check out here for more details on the legendary Sir Jack Brabham.
The Australian Story: Jack Brabham Story (ABC TV)
The Repco-Brabham Story
The Project Brabham
How does Project Brabham work?
The Project Brabham will have three (3) groups of people to get involved – Engineers, Drivers, and Fans.
David Brabham – Team Principal:
“We have endured a long and testing journey to protect and bring the Brabham name back under the family’s control, then decide the next step in the journey of this iconic brand. I have long dreamt of seeing the Brabham Racing team back out on the track, winning at the highest level and continuing the legacy my father laid down when he first started the team in the Sixties.
Crowdfunding gives people the chance to be part of the team from the start. Once we have built a large community we will start to see the power of a collective force that will attract the funds and partners to make this journey a success. Come and join us and create another piece of history.”
The money from crowdfunding is to finance the development of a more simplified version of final portal to gather all the elements required for fans to follow as well as contribute towards the early progress of the racing team development.
How can you contribute?
Gift Box delivery – £50 GBP
Become an official Brabham supporter and receive regular updates – £1 GPB
Brabham Fan Access – £25 GBP
Brabham-Driver Access – £75 GBP
Brabham-Engineer Access Web Application – £100 GBP
Founder – £500 GBP
FIA WEC Hospitality Pit Pass – £2500 GBP
Le Mans Hospitality Pit pass or the Le Mans Engineer Pit Pass – £5500 GBP
VIP Experience – £10000 GBP
Project Brabham also has an online shop where you can purchase Brabham merchandise.
Do take a look at the official campaign page for more details on how you can contribute to the project. You will not only support the project but also get involved as part of the team!
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