The Sydney Morning Herald story: ‘David Brabham plans to crowdfund return to F1’ – October 2014

A feature for the Sydney Morning Herald‘s ‘Executive Style’ section about David Brabham’s plans to crowdfund the family name back into top tier motor racing. Excerpt below. Click on the link at the bottom of the post to read the full story.

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It’s 6.30am in Banbury, England, but David Brabham is watching Formula One cars circle a racetrack half a world away. “I’ve been checking out practice at Suzuka,” he says. “Normally on a Friday the place is packed. But not this year.”

Getting up at the crack of dawn is not unusual for a racing driver, particularly one who’s as busy as Brabham. Two weeks ago the youngest son of three-time F1 drivers’ champion Sir Jack launched Project Brabham — an ambitious scheme to crowdfund the family name back into professional racing after a two-decade absence.

Still, you can’t help but fancy Brabham is trying to see the future in Suzuka Circuit’s iconic sweeps and hairpins. Project Brabham’s roadmap is straightforward: a three-year Le Mans Prototype 2 program beginning with next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship, followed by a graduation in year four to an LMP1 constructor. But the ultimate dream is front-end loaded on the press release: a return to Formula One.

For the full article, visit the Sydney Morning Herald.

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