All the people who follow Motorsports, and follow it ardently might be familiarized with the name Sir Jack Brabham. Sir Jack Brabham was the first man ever in the history of motor sports to win a Formula One World championship in a car constructed by himself. A BMW tuner adopted the Brabham name subsequently and now the sons of Sir Jack are fighting to regain the control of the name after his death past May.
Sir Jack was a big name in the Motorsports world, winning three world championships himself and his team winning two constructors and four drivers' title. The Motorsports bug was in the family blood as both his son Geoff and David won the 24 hours Le Mans in 1993 and 2009 respectively driving a Peugeot. In fact, Bernie Ecclestone climbed the ladders of F1 utilizing Brabham team.
Sir Jack Brabham
Now his younger son David, has planned to regain the lost name of his father through innovative measures. He is taking help of Crowd Funding to race in the FIA world endurance championship, which requires $13 million for participating in the race. The future plans also include the 24 Le Mans, Formula E, and eventually Formula 1 championship, where his father, Sir Jack Brabham carved a niche out for himself.
The idea is to involve the funders in the process of the development of the car, the key team decision making and a digital platform to follow the progress of the team as if you were in the pit garage. If successful, this will be a one of its kind participation of the fans at the race.
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David Brabham project