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Brabham

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Brabham

British racing car manufacturer and Formula One racing team add

Category: Auto racing

Founded in 1960.

Countries: (36%), United Kingdom (16%), Australia (15%)

Main connections: Formula One, Jack Brabham, Bernie Ecclestone

Linked to: Repco, Formula One Constructors Association, Frank Williams Racing Cars, Honda

 

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1960

Brabham pushed for further advances, and played a significant role in developing Cooper's highly successful 1960 T53 "lowline" car, with input from his friend Tauranac add something

 

Brabham was considered a technically conservative team in the 1960s, chiefly because it persevered with traditional "spaceframe" cars long after Lotus introduced lighter, stiffer "monocoque" chassis to Formula One in 1962 add something

 

Founded in 1960 by two Australians, driver Jack Brabham and designer Ron Tauranac, the team won four drivers' and two constructors' world championships in its 30-year Formula One history add something

 

In the 1960s and early 1970s, drivers who had reached Formula One often continued to compete in Formula Two add something

 

In the 1960s, Brabham was the world's largest manufacturer of open wheel racing cars for sale to customer teams, and had built more than 500 cars by 1970 add something

 

Towards the end of the 1960s, teams began to exploit aerodynamic downforce to push the cars' tyres down harder on the track and enable them to maintain faster speeds through high-speed corners add something

 

While rival teams Lotus and McLaren relied on the Cosworth DFV engine from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, Ecclestone sought a competitive advantage by investigating other options add something


1961

Brabham bought a new spaceframe Lotus 24, but had to use a 1961-vintage Lotus 21 in the early races after a workshop fire add something

 

Brabham cars were widely used by other teams, and not just in Formula One. Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac called the company they set up in 1961 to design and build formula racing cars to customer teams Motor Racing Developments , and this company had a large portfolio of other activities add something

 

Despite only building its first car in 1961, by the mid-1960s MRD had overtaken established constructors like Cooper to become the largest manufacturer of single-seat racing cars in the world, Of the other Formula One teams which used Brabhams, Frank Williams Racing Cars and the Rob Walker Racing Team were the most successful add something

 

Only 14 sports car models were built between 1961 and 1972, out of a total production of almost 600 chassis add something

 

Unveiled in the summer of 1961, the "MRD" was soon renamed add something


1962

After an abortive project in 1962, MRD was commissioned in 1964 to build an Indycar chassis powered by an American Offenhauser engine add something


1963

Despite the perceived conservatism, in 1963 Brabham was the first Formula One team to use a wind tunnel to hone their designs to reduce drag and stop the cars lifting off the ground at speed add something

 

From 1963 to 1965, MRD was not directly involved in Formula One, and often ran works cars in other formulae add something

 

From the 1963 season, Brabham was partnered by American driver Dan Gurney, the pair now running in Australia's racing colours of green and gold add something

 

Jack Brabham took the team's first win at the non-championship Solitude Grand Prix in 1963 add something

 

Austrian Grand Prix - A non-championship event was held in 1963 at a race track on the Zeltweg Airfield and it was won by Australian Jack Brabham

 

Beat Fehr - He started racing in 1963, and raced several marques, including Alfa Romeo, Cooper, and De Tomaso, before buying a Brabham from fellow driver Jürg Dubler

 

Dan Gurney - While Brabham himself scored the maiden victory for his car at the 1963 Solitude race, it was Gurney again who took the team's first win in a championship race, in 1964, again at Rouen


1964

Brabham works and customer cars took another three non-championship wins during the 1964 season add something

 

Gurney took the marque's first two wins in the world championship, at the 1964 French and Mexican Grands Prix add something

 

The first Formula Three Brabham, the BT9, won only four major races in 1964 add something

 

The resultant BT12 chassis was raced by Jack Brabham as the "Zink-Urschel Trackburner" at the 1964 event and retired with a fuel tank problem add something


1965

Although a Brabham car never won at Indianapolis, McElreath won four United States Automobile Club races over 1965 and 1966 in the BT12 add something

 

The BT15 which followed in 1965 was a highly successful design add something

 

The "Dean Van Lines Special" in which Mario Andretti won the 1965 USAC national championship was a direct copy of this car, made with permission from Brabham by Andretti's crew chief Clint Brawner add something

 

Honda - After a learning year in 1965, Honda-powered Brabhams dominated the 1966 French Formula Two championship in the hands of Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme


1966

Brabham investigated other chassis suppliers for BRO, however the two reached an agreement and from 1966 MRD was much more closely involved in this category add something

 

During this period the cars were usually known as " & Repco Brabhams", not because of the Repco engines used in Formula One between 1966 and 1968, but because of a smaller-scale sponsorship deal through which the Australian company had been providing parts to Jack Brabham since his Cooper days add something

 

In 1966 MRD produced the BT18 for the lower category, with a Honda engine acting as a stressed component add something

 

Jack Brabham won his third title in 1966, becoming the only driver to win the Formula One World Championship in a car carrying his own name add something

 

Jack Brabham's 1966 drivers' championship remains the only such achievement using a car bearing the driver's own name add something

 

Tauranac was unhappy with his distance from the Formula One operation and before the 1966 season suggested that he was no longer interested in producing cars for Formula One under this arrangement add something

 

The FIA doubled the Formula One engine capacity limit to 3 litres for the 1966 season and suitable engines were scarce add something

 

The car was entered again in 1966, taking a third place for Jim McElreath add something

 

The design was "stretched" in 1966 to become the one-off BT17, originally fitted with the 4,3 litre version of the Repco engine for Can-Am racing add something

 

The firm built scores of cars for the lower formulae each year, peaking with 89 cars in 1966 add something

 

Repco - In 1966, the Repco engine was good enough to score 3 poles for Jack Brabham

 

Lotus 43 - The 43 chassis was an excellent design let down by a poor powerplant, and Chapman was left to rue his choice as he had been offered Repco engines for 1966, which went on to take the world championship that year for Brabham

 

Repco - The company gained fame for developing the engines which powered the Brabham &Formula_One cars in which Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme won the 1966 and 1967 World Championship of Drivers titles respectively

 

Australian Grand Prix - The popularity of the Tasman formulae was directly responsible for 1966's "return to power" in Formula One, and having spent years developing with & Repco the Brabham cars and eventually the Oldsmobile based Repco V8s in the Tasman series gave Jack Brabham the opportunity to unexpectedly dominate Formula One in his Brabhams with a ready-proven lightweight car that left Ferrari and the British "garagistes" struggling with their heavy, technically fragile or underpowered cars until the appearance of the Lotus-Cosworth late in 1967


1967

In 1967, the title went to Brabham's team mate, New Zealander Denny Hulme add something

 

Repco - The 2,5 litre version of the Repco V8 was never very successful in this series, initially producing no more power than the FPF. It did however record one Tasman Series round win with Jack Brabham driving his Repco powered Brabham BT23A to victory in the 1967 South Pacific Trophy at the Longford road circuit in Tasmania

 

Dan Gurney - With his victory in the Eagle-Weslake at the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix, Gurney earned the distinction of being the only driver in history to score maiden Grand Prix victories for three different manufacturers: Porsche, Brabham and his own All-American Racers


1968

For 1968 Austrian Jochen Rindt replaced Hulme, who had left to join McLaren add something

 

Frank Williams Racing Cars - After Williams backed Courage in a successful 1968 Formula Two season, he purchased a Brabham &Formula_One car for Courage in 1969

 

Xavier Perrot - In 1968 he switched to Formula Two, driving a Brabham BT23C, and after a difficult first season, improved in 1969, finishing fourth at Hockenheim and sixth in the Formula Two class of the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, 10th overall

 

Bruce McLaren - In 1968, McLaren was joined by another fellow Kiwi Denny Hulme, who had become world champion in 1967 with Brabham

 

Jochen Rindt - In 1968, Rindt raced for Brabham, but his season was not what he had hoped for because of technical problems

 

Colin Chapman - Lotus used the concept of positive aerodynamic downforce, through the addition of wings, at a Tasman Formula race in early 1968, although Ferrari and Brabham were the first to use them in a Formula One race at the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix

 

Repco - The new Ford engine, which was made available to other teams in 1968 also, convinced Brabham that more power was needed

 

Repco - With hindsight Brabham commented that the single cam motor's reliability may have been enough to supplant the more powerful Coswoths as late as the 1968 season


1969

Although Brabham bought Cosworth DFV engines for the 1969 season, Rindt left to join Lotus add something

 

Jack Brabham intended to retire at the end of the 1969 season and sold his share in the team to Tauranac add something

 

Repco - For 1969, the works Brabham team and most of the private Brabham entries used the ubiquitous Cosworth powerplant

 

German Grand Prix - Jacky Ickx won in 1969 driving a Brabham


1970

British businessman Bernie Ecclestone owned Brabham during most of the 1970s and 1980s, and later became responsible for administering the commercial aspects of Formula One. Ecclestone sold the team in 1988 add something

 

Engine Developments, the company which builds Judd engines, was a company Jack Brabham set up in partnership with John Judd after his retirement from driving in 1970 add something

 

He took his last win in the opening race of the 1970 season and was competitive throughout the year, although mechanical failures blunted his challenge add something

 

The team's most fertile period of technical innovation came in the 1970s and 1980s when Gordon Murray became technical director add something

 

Ferrari 512 - Clay Regazzoni and Jacky Ickx, who had returned from Brabham, were Ferrari's F1 men for 1970, but as endurance racing typically requires two drivers per car, at least six more drivers were needed to enter four cars, to match the four or more Porsche factory-backed entries

 

Lotus 59 - For the 1970 season, Emerson Fittipaldi and Tetsu Ikuzawa moved up to Formula Two with the less successful semi-works Lotus 69, and finished the season in the 3rd and 6th places respectively, beaten by Clay Regazzoni on Tecno-Ford and Derek Bell on Brabham BT30-Ford/BMW.

 

Monaco Grand Prix - For the next two races, By the early 1970s, as Brabham team owner Bernie Ecclestone started to marshal the collective bargaining power of the Formula One Constructors Association , Monaco was prestigious enough to become an early bone of contention

 

British Grand Prix - Rindt won the 1970 event at the expense of Brabham running out of fuel at the end of the race, and 1971 saw Stewart win again in a Tyrrell

 

Jochen Rindt - Rindt's first victory in the 1970 season was at Monaco, where he advanced to second place due to the attrition of others and closed on Jack Brabham with such ferocity that he forced Brabham into an error and gained the victory on the last corner


1971

At the end of 1971 Bernie Ecclestone bought MRD. He retained the Brabham brand, as did subsequent owners add something

 

Further developments of the same concept, including wings by the end of the decade, were highly competitive up until 1971 add something

 

He sold the company for £100,000 at the end of 1971 to British businessman Bernie Ecclestone, Jochen Rindt's former manager and erstwhile owner of the Connaught team add something

 

The Brabham-Offenhauser combination was entered again in 1971 by J.C. Agajanian, finishing fifth in the hands of Bill Vukovich II add something

 

Bernie Ecclestone - During the 1971 season, Ecclestone was approached by Ron Tauranac, owner of the Brabham team, who was looking for a suitable business partner

 

Graham Hill - Hill moved to Brabham for 1971-2; his last win in Formula One was in the non-Championship International Trophy at Silverstone in 1971 with the "lobster claw" Brabham BT34

 

Jean-Pierre Jaussaud - In 1971 he moved full-time to Formula Two in a works March, and the following year drove a privateer Brabham and fought for the European Formula 2 title with Mike Hailwood

 

Chris Craft (racing driver) - In 1971, he participated in 2 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix driving a Brabham prepared by Alain de Cadenet's team "Ecurie Evergreen", but failed to score a championship point

 

Ron Dennis - When Brabham chose retirement in 1971, Dennis and his colleague Neil Trundle decided to start their own team


1972

Tauranac left Brabham early in the 1972 season after Ecclestone changed the way the company was organised without consulting him add something

 

The BT38C of 1972 was Brabham's first production monocoque and the first not designed by Tauranac add something

 

Bernie Ecclestone - Ecclestone and Tauranac were both dominant personalities and the Australian left Brabham early in the 1972 season

 

Bernie Ecclestone - In 1972, he bought the Brabham team, which he ran for fifteen years

 

Bernie Ecclestone - In early 1972, Ecclestone purchased the Brabham team from Ron Tauranac

 

Fittipaldi Automotive - Wilson drove for the Brabham team in Formula One in 1972 and 1973, scoring a best race finish of fifth place


1973

For the 1973 season, Ecclestone promoted the young South African engineer Gordon Murray to chief designer and moved Herbie Blash from the Formula Two programme to become the Formula One team manager add something

 

The last production customer Brabhams were the Formula Two BT40 and the Formula Three BT41 of 1973, although Ecclestone sold ex-works Formula One BT44Bs to RAM Racing as late as 1976 add something

 

Bernie Ecclestone - The following year, Murray, who since 1973 had designed cars that had scored 22 GP wins, left Brabham to join McLaren


1974

After a strong finish to the 1974 season, many observers felt the team were favourites to win the 1975 title add something

 

In the 1974 season, Reutemann took the first three victories of his Formula One career, and Brabham's first since 1970 add something

 

In the 1974 season, Reutemann took the first three victories of his Formula One career, and Brabham's first since 1970 add something

 

Argentine Grand Prix - For 1974, the circuit used the faster and longer No.15 circuit, and homeland hero Reutemann so very nearly took victory, but the Brabham mechanics apparently didn't put enough fuel in the Argentine's car and he ran out, and victory went to veteran New Zealander Denny Hulme

 

Brazilian Grand Prix - In 1974, Fittipaldi won again in rain soaked conditions, and the year after, another São Paulo native, Carlos Pace, won the race in his Brabham, followed by Fittipaldi

 

Bernie Ecclestone - The young South African produced the triangular cross-section BT42, the first of a series of Ford powered cars with which the Brabham team would take several victories in 1974 and 1975 with Carlos Reutemann and Carlos Pace

 

Teddy Pilette - He participated in 4 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, the first on 12 May 1974 with Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team


1975

Birrana - Australian Competition Yearbook, 1975 Edition, pages 84-101 Geoff Brabham took a 274 to victory in the 1975 Australian Formula 2 Championship


1976

Despite the success of Murray's Cosworth-powered cars, Ecclestone signed a deal with Italian motor manufacturer Alfa Romeo to use their large and powerful flat-12 engine from the 1976 season add something

 

During 1976, the team introduced "carbon-carbon brakes" to Formula One, which promised reduced "unsprung weight" and better stopping performance due to carbon's greater coefficient of friction add something

 

Reutemann negotiated a release from his contract before the end of the 1976 season and signed with Ferrari add something

 

The technology was not reliable at first; in 1976, Carlos Pace crashed at at the Österreichring circuit after heat build-up in the brakes boiled the brake fluid, leaving him with no way of stopping the car add something

 

Bernie Ecclestone - The 1976 and 1977 seasons saw Brabham fall towards the back of the field again, before winning two races again in the 1978 season when Ecclestone signed the Austrian double world champion Niki Lauda, intrigued by Murray's radical BT46 design

 

RAM Racing - They bought a pair of Brabham BT44B Formula One cars, and entered the 1976 World Championship, running Loris Kessel and Emilio de Villota for the Spanish Grand Prix, where neither qualified


1977

Renault had introduced turbocharged engines to Formula One in 1977 add something

 

The team lost Carlos Pace early in the 1977 season when he died in a light aircraft accident add something

 

Ulsterman John Watson replaced him at Brabham for 1977 add something


1978

For the 1978 season, Murray's BT46 featured several new technologies to overcome the weight and packaging difficulties caused by the Alfa engines add something

 

From 1978, Ecclestone was president of the Formula One Constructors Association , a body formed by the teams to represent their interests add something

 

The Brabham BT46B "Fan car" of 1978, generated enormous downforce with a fan, which sucked air from beneath the car, although its claimed use was for engine cooling add something


1979

Although in 1979 Murray was the first to use lightweight "carbon fibre composite" panels to stiffen Brabham's aluminium alloy monocoques, he echoed his predecessor Tauranac in being the last to switch to the new fully composite monocoques add something

 

By 1979, Brabham had developed an effective carbon-carbon braking system, combining structural carbon discs with carbon brake pads add something

 

The partnership with Alfa Romeo ended during the 1979 season, the team's first with young Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet add something


1980

By the late 1980s, carbon brakes were used by all competitors in almost all top level motor sports add something

 

In the early 1980s, Brabham was accused of going further and breaking the regulations add something

 

The practice only became the norm in the early 1980s, and is possibly the most important factor in the design of modern cars add something

 

The team won two more Formula One drivers' championships in the 1980s with Brazilian Nelson Piquet add something

 

Rick Mears - In 1980 Mears had tested a Formula One Brabham and he declined an offer

 

McLaren - In the early 1980s, teams like Renault, Ferrari and Brabham were using 1,5-litre turbocharged engines in favour of the 3,0 litre naturally aspirated engines that had been standard since 1966

 

BMW in Formula One - Testing of the M12/13 got underway in late 1980 with a Brabham BT49 chassis converted to accept the engine


1981

Brabham had tested a &BMW (BMW_in_Formula_One) 4-cylinder M12 turbocharged engine in the summer of 1981 add something

 

During 1981, Piquet's first championship year, rumours circulated of illegal underweight Brabham chassis add something

 

For the 1981 season the FIA introduced a minimum ride height for the cars, intended to slow them in corners by limiting the downforce created by aerodynamic ground effect add something

 

The team did not win the constructor's championship in either 1981 or 1983, despite Piquet's success add something

 

With a better understanding of ground effect, the team further developed the BT49C for the 1981 season, incorporating a hydropneumatic suspension system to avoid ride height limitations intended to reduce downforce add something

 

Bernie Ecclestone - In the summer of 1981 Brabham had tested a car powered by a BMW turbo engine, and 1982's new BT50 was powered by BMW's turbocharged 4-cylinder M10


1982

Ecclestone denies that the team benefited from this and Murray has noted that, contrary to this view, at the end of 1982 the team had to abandon their new BT51 car, built on the basis that ground effect would be permitted in 1983 add something

 

For the 1982 season the team designed a new car, the BT50, around the &BMW (BMW_in_Formula_One) engine which, like the Repco engine 16 years previously, was based on a road car engine block, the &BMW (BMW_in_Formula_One) M10 add something

 

In 1982 Murray felt the tactic did little more than "get our sponsors noticed at races we had no chance of winning", but in 1983 the team made good use of the tactic add something

 

Eddie Cheever - At the time it was the oldest turbo engine in use in Formula One having been first used by the Brabham team in 1982

 

BMW in Formula One - Brabham began the 1982 season with two BMW-powered BT50 chassis at the South African Grand Prix, where Piquet and Patrese qualified second and fourth respectively, but retired early in the race

 

James Hunt - In 1982, Bernie Ecclestone owner of the Brabham team, offered Hunt a salary of £2,6 million for the season but was rejected by Hunt


1983

At the end of the 1983 season, Renault and Ferrari, both beaten to the drivers' championship by Piquet, protested that the Research Octane Number of the team's fuel was above the legal limit of 102 add something

 

In 1983 the Brabham BT52, driven by Piquet and Italian Riccardo Patrese, was powered by the &BMW (BMW_in_Formula_One) M12 Straight-4 engine, and powered Brabham to four of the team's 35 Grand Prix victories add something

 

In the 1983 season, Piquet took the championship lead from Renault's Alain Prost at the last race of the year, the South African Grand Prix to become the first driver to win the Formula One drivers' world championship with a turbo-powered car add something

 

Ayrton Senna - Senna's test for Brabham occurred at Paul Ricard in November 1983 and he set lap times two seconds slower than the team's lead driver, Nelson Piquet who gave Senna the nickname "the São Paulo taxi driver"


1984

Piquet finished 5th in 1984 and a mere 8th in 1985 in the respective drivers championships add something

 

Piquet took the team's last wins: two in 1984 with winning the 7th and 8th race of that season, the Canadian Grand Prix and the Detroit Grand Prix and one in 1985 with winning the French Grand Prix before reluctantly leaving for the Williams team at the end of the season add something

 

Refuelling was banned for 1984, and did not reappear until the 1994 season , but tyre changes have remained part of Formula One. add something

 

Ayrton Senna - Peter Warr of Lotus, Ron Dennis of McLaren, and Bernie Ecclestone of Brabham made offers for testing in 1984 and presented long-term contracts that tied Senna to driving later on


1985

Eddie Cheever - Late in the 1985 season, Alfa announced they were pulling out of F1 at the end of the year, leaving Cheever without an F1 drive, while Patrese went back to Brabham in place of Nelson Piquet who was moving to Williams

 

Marc Surer - Surer re-established himself at Arrows, but his & &BMW (BMW_in_Formula_One) connections saw him placed at Brabham for 1985, later moving back to Arrows when they acquired &BMW (BMW_in_motorsport) power


1986

After seven years and two world championships, he felt he was worth more than Ecclestone's salary offer for 1986 add something

 

The 1986 season was a disaster add something

 

Elio de Angelis - He was killed in an accident while testing the Brabham BT55 at the Paul Ricard circuit, near the "commune" of Le Castellet, France, in 1986

 

Riccardo Patrese - In 1986 Patrese returned to Brabham alongside fellow Italian Elio de Angelis, but by now the team was a spent force and would never again take a driver to victory in a grand prix

 

Birrana - Pedr Davis, The Macquarie Dictionary of Motoring, 1986, page 46 Alcock was a designer builder who had previously worked for Elfin Sports Cars in Adelaide and for Brabham, &Cosworth, McLaren and Cooper

 

Elio de Angelis - The 1986 Brabham-BMW, the Brabham BT55, was the brainchild of long time Brabham designer Gordon Murray


1987

Ecclestone held &BMW (BMW_in_Formula_One) to their contract for the 1987 season, but the German company would only supply the laydown engine add something

 

Italian driver Stefano Modena, who had driven for the team in the 1987 Australian Grand Prix in a one off drive for the team, drove alongside the more experienced Martin Brundle who was returning to Formula One after spending 1988 winning the World Sportscar Championship for Jaguar add something

 

Bernie Ecclestone - Brabham continued under Ecclestone's leadership to the end of the 1987 season, in which the team scored only eight points


1988

In 1988 Ecclestone sold Motor Racing Developments to Alfa Romeo add something

 

Unable to locate a suitable engine supplier, the team missed the FIA deadline for entry into the 1988 world championship and Ecclestone finally announced the team's withdrawal from Formula One at the Brazilian Grand Prix in April 1988 add something


1989

Brun soon sold the team on, this time to Swiss financier Joachim Luhti, who brought it back into Formula One for the 1989 season add something

 

The new Brabham BT58, powered by a Judd V8 engine , was produced for the 1989 season add something

 

Australian Grand Prix - The race was the 15th win and 15th pole in 16 races in a season of total dominance for McLaren-Honda, a domination not seen before or since in Formula One. 1989 was hit by a deluge of rain and the drivers, notably Prost, who did not want to start the race because of the very wet conditions, particularly on the Brabham straight


1990

Jack Brabham's youngest son, David, raced for the Formula One team for a short time in 1990, a disastrous year, with Modena's fifth place in the season opening United States Grand Prix being the only top six finish add something


1991

Argentine Sergio Rinland designed the team's final cars around Judd engines, except for 1991 when Yamaha powered the cars add something

 

Brundle and fellow Briton Mark Blundell, scored only three points during the 1991 season add something

 

Due to poor results in the first half of 1991, they had to prequalify in the second half of the season, Blundell failed to do so in Japan, as did Brundle in Australia add something

 

Fondmetal - The roots of its design dated back to late 1991 when Sergio Rinland was working for the & Brabham team on the new Brabham BT61 that never saw the light of day


1992

In 1992, Damon Hill, the son of another former Brabham driver and World Champion, debuted in the team after Giovanna Amati, the last woman to attempt to race in Formula One, was dropped when her sponsorship failed to materialise add something

 

In the 1992 season the cars rarely qualified for races add something

 

Midway through the 1992 season, the team collapsed financially as Middlebridge was unable to make repayments against loans provided by Landhurst Leasing add something

 

This season saw the introduction of the blue and white livery that the cars would wear through several changes of sponsor, until the team's demise in 1992 add something

 

Damon Hill - However, midway through 1992 Hill broke into Grand Prix racing as a driver with the struggling Brabham team


1993

Although there was talk of reviving the team for the following year, its assets passed to Landhurst Leasing and were auctioned by the company's receivers in 1993 add something


1996

Paul Stoddart - Stoddart returned to racing in 1996 when he purchased ten old Tyrrell F1 cars, a Minardi, a Benetton, and a Brabham for his own use


1998

Published by HMSO July 1998 add something


2006

The factory was bought by the Carlin DPR GP2 motor racing team in 2006 add something


2009

In 2009, an unsuccessful attempt was made by a German organisation to enter the 2010 Formula One season using the Brabham name add something

 

On 4 June 2009, Franz Hilmer confirmed that he had used the name to lodge an entry for the 2010 Formula One season as a cost capped team under the new budget cap regulations add something


2014

David Brabham - In the Autumn of 2014, Project Brabham was announced as an innovative and new way of setting up a motor racing team

 

Jack Brabham - Brabham made his last public appearance on 18 May 2014, appearing with one of the cars he built

 

In September 2014, David Brabham the son of Brabham founder Sir Jack Brabham announced the reformation of the Brabham Racing team under the name "'Project Brabham"', with plans to enter the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship and 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 category using a crowdsourcing business model add something


2018

David Brabham - Brabham launched Brabham Automotive in May 2018