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David Brabham

Knowledge Identifier: +David_Brabham


David Brabham

Australian racing driver and one of the most successful and experienced specialists in sports car racing add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1965.

Countries: (27%), United Kingdom (15%), Australia (15%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: American Le Mans Series, Jack Brabham, Brabham

Linked to: Ford Motor Company, Brabham, Simtek, Volkswagen




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David Brabham was born in 1965 add something


Brabham's professional racing career began in Australia in 1983, racing karts for two years, after which he moved into the Ford Laser "one make" series for 1985 add something


He competed in the New Zealand Formula Atlantic series, the American Formula Atlantic series and in the South American Formula 3 Championship during the 1987 season add something


Allan McNish - In 1988 he won the Formula Vauxhall Lotus championship and in 1989 finished runner up to David Brabham in a close fought British Formula Three Championship


He competed in Formula One, racing for the Brabham and Simtek teams in 1990 and 1994 respectively add something


Ironically his brother Gary attempted to qualify for the first two rounds in the ill-fated Life before quitting; the brothers therefore both contested the 1990 season without actually entering any of the same meetings add something


Brabham joined the Tom Walkinshaw Racing Jaguar team in 1991 and in that year won the Spa 24 Hours driving a Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R alongside Naoki Hattori and the late Anders Olofsson add something


He joined brother Geoff as a Le Mans winner with his older brother having won for Peugeot in 1993 add something


Simtek - Triple world champion Jack Brabham became a shareholder in Simtek Grand Prix, and his son David Brabham was signed as a driver before the end of 1993


He won the Professional Sports Car Championship in the United States with the Panoz racing team in 1998, and the 1999 Petit Le Mans race with Panoz add something


Since 1999 he has been a regular in the American Le Mans Series , having raced for teams such as Panoz and Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello add something


Mark Webber - Webber was replaced as test driver for Benetton for 2002 by Fernando Alonso, but Briatore managed to secure Webber a contract to race alongside Alex Yoong in the Stoddart-owned Minardi team, making him the first Australian in Formula One since David Brabham in 1994


In 2003 Brabham finished second at the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans driving for Bentley add something


He won the Sebring 12-hour race in 2005 add something


In 2005 he started the first of four consecutive Le Mans starts racing Aston Martin DBR9's add something


Brabham won the American Le Mans Series in 2009 and 2010 add something


Brabham won the 2009 and 2010 American Le Mans Series LMP championship, driving for Highcroft Racing add something


He is a two-time champion in the series, winning the LMP1 title in 2009 and LMP title in 2010 add something


Simon Pagenaud - In 2009, Pagenaud and de Ferran Motorsports took huge steps forward, with the duo taking second place overall in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class only 17 points behind drivers David Brabham and Scott Sharp of champions Highcroft Racing


Alexander Wurz - In 2009, together with Marc Gené and David Brabham, he took outright victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, driving a works Peugeot


For 2012, he will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship in a JRM Racing Honda Performance Development ARX-03a add something


He will join the Blancpain Endurance Series in 2012, driving a McLaren MP4-12C for United Autosports add something


Karun Chandhok - For 2012, Chandhok drove in the FIA World Endurance Championship for JRM Racing in a Honda Performance Development ARX-03a with co-drivers David Brabham and Peter Dumbreck


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


Brabham - 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


Jack Brabham - In September 2014, Brabham's youngest son David announced Project Brabham, a new team planning to use a crowdsourcing business model to enter the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMP2 category


Brabham launched Brabham Automotive in May 2018 add something