Tag Archive: David Brabham

May 19

Brabham dies at 88

Triple world champion and F1 legend Sir Jack Brabham has died.

Sir Jack Brabham 1 The Australian, who won the titles in 1959, 1960 and – uniquely whilst driving for his own team – 1966, died “peacefully” at his home on the Gold Coast at the age of 88 on Monday, his family said. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

The Brabham family today unveiled the first ever official website in the family’s 60 years of racing heritage, www.brabham.co.uk

Brabham Racing Dynasty launches first official online portal

Brabham logoThe stunning Brabham – A Racing Dynasty – online portal charts the outstanding achievements of all three generations of drivers and 30 years as an iconic Formula 1 team, serving as a startling reminder of the family’s contribution to global motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

First Grand Prix – Australia 2002 #MadeMyMark

I was the first Australian driver since David Brabham in 1994

Mark Webber - F1-DebutIt was a dream come true and to make my debut at my home Grand Prix with a team owned by a fellow Aussie, Paul Stoddart, made it all the more poignant.

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Jan 12

Stars race to honour Dan Wheldon for Alzheimer’s Society

“It’s good to stage the kart race here at Autosport International”

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoAutosport InternationalInternational stars from the world of two and four-wheeled motorsport, football, music and television, joined together to race in honour of British IndyCar Champion Dan Wheldon in the Autosport International Karting Challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Brabham successful court action secures family trademark

David Brabham brought proceedings against Mr. Michael Trick following his refusal to amicably cancel certain registrations

Brabham logo2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sir Jack Brabham - Mark Webber - Alan JonesThe Brabham family can confirm the continued protection of the registered Brabham trademark, following David Brabham’s successful and determined pursuit of legal action through the German Higher Courts. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Champions unite in honour of Dan Wheldon

Autosport International Karting Challenge

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoDan Wheldon Borg Warner TrophyThe Autosport International Karting Challenge in honour of Dan Wheldon has received World Champion support ahead of the Johnny Herbert-presented event at the NEC Birmingham on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Ferrari should keep Massa for 2013 – Briatore

Flavio Briatore thinks Ferrari should sign Felipe Massa for another season.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 295Briatore-01-2008-09-26The Italian team is openly undecided over its choice of teammate for Fernando Alonso next year, but former Renault boss Briatore said: “I would keep Massa for another year”. “Massa is a good driver but he should never compare his times with those of Alonso,” Italian Briatore is quoted by Corriere dello Sport.”

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Jul 06

100-Race Salute: Jan Magnussen

Super-strong and super-quick teammate and rival, Brabham says

ALMS - Jan Magnussen-Corvette-070512-1ALMS - Jan Magnussen-Brabham-070512-1He has been both a teammate and a rival, so David Brabham is well-qualified to speak on the accomplishments of Jan Magnussen. The Dane is set to make his 100th start in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón this weekend at Lime Rock Park.

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Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi.  Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.

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Mar 24

Wirth Research savours fast start to 2011 season

Success at Sebring

Wirth ResearchWirth ResearchThe innovative Honda Performance Development ARX-01e chassis, designed and developed by Wirth Research, made a hugely impressive debut when finishing a close second in last weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – a result that once again underlines the far-reaching capabilities of Wirth Research’s groundbreaking ‘Development in the Digital Domain’ techniques. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Oreca Peugeot wins Sebring (+result)

 Historic victory for de Chaunac led team in 2011 opener

ORECA Sebring 2011-03-20Hugues de Chaunac 090917-1Peugeot won again at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on Saturday, this time the Team ORECA Matmut taking victory in America’s greatest sports car race and the opening round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Peugeot back out front after first Sebring test

New car, same result for defending 12 Hours champion

Peugeot 2011-03-1412 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoPeugeot picked up Monday where it left off last year with the fastest time in Monday’s test session for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Brabham receives All-American recognition

Honoured for their ALMS success in 2010

David Brabham 20101111David Brabham 20100924 David Brabham and Patron Highcroft Racing team-mate Simon Pagenaud have been honoured for their ALMS success in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

The Brabham blogs: Inspiring future generations

Conveying the principles of the Brabham Performance Clinic

Now that the 2010 season has drawn to a close and I’m back in the UK, I’m able to concentrate on something else close to my heart – Conveying the principles of my Brabham Performance Clinic, particularly with young people. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Brabham blog: We are the Champions

Delving into a successful title defense with PHR

It’s been a whirlwind month of David Brabham, even after wrapping up a second straight LMP championship in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Brabham to tutor young drivers

At Autosport International

David Brabham, renowned as one of the world’s leading sportscar drivers, will host an exclusive free coaching session for young drivers at Autosport International 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Davidson leads Peugeot pole sweep for Petit Le Mans (+result & photos)

Second straight year with 908s on Atlanta front row

Peugeot swept the front row for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 on Friday with Anthony Davidson taking pole position with a lap of 1:07.187 at Road Atlanta. The British pilot put his Peugeot 908 HDi ahead of Pedro Lamy in the sister car by 0.222 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Quick time for Sarrazin in Road Atlanta darkness

Peugeot strikes back in day’s only dry session

Stephane Sarrazin put Peugeot back on top at Road Atlanta on Thursday night with the quickest time in the first dry practice session of Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2. The Frenchman posted a lap of 1:08.777 (132.951 mph) in his diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDI factory prototype to nip Audi Sport’s Andre Lotterer by more than a second. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Brabham bids for back-to-back title battle

At Petit Le Mans 

David Brabham is preparing his bid to claim back-to-back American Le Mans Series titles with Patrón Highcroft Racing as the 2010 championship heads for the final round showdown – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

David Brabham returns to podium In Germany

With Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup

The historic Brabham name returned to the podium in Germany this weekend, when David Brabham was crowned double top-finishing legend driver in the Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Flexing his ”Muscle” : Graf takes overall Mosport pole

Seventh different overall FQ in eight races on the season

A wild season of qualifying in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón continued Saturday. Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Klaus Graf grabbed pole position, the seventh driver in eight races to earn those honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Graf quickest in Thursday Mid-Ohio test

But status of Porsche following heavy accident is unclear

Two weeks following its first overall victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, Muscle Milk Team CytoSport and Klaus Graf set the fastest lap time in testing Thursday for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. His lap of 1:12.841 (111.596 mph) led a very close LMP field around Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Brabham blogs: Ready to restore that winning feeling

Eager for first overall Mid-Ohio win since 2001

David Brabham is hopeful that he can help lead Patrón Highcroft Racing back to the top step of the podium in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón – this time at Mid-Ohio. Will it happen? He lets us is on the keys in his latest blog update. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Since you asked…Lime Rock Trivia !

Facts and fun from the great Northeast

To get everyone in the racing spirit this weekend, here are a few fun facts you can use to show off to your friends! Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Another Lime Rock pole for Brabham, Patron Highcroft (+result & photos)

Brabs brilliant in stunning damp qualifying battle

Patrón Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham won a stunning wet qualifying session Friday at Lime Rock Park for his second overall pole position in the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Brabham turned in a best lap of 58.106 (92.934 mph) in the HPD ARX-01c that he will drive with Simon Pagenaud. He outpaced Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Klaus Graf by 0.64 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Patron Highcroft wins Utah Grand Prix in shootout

Quick final stop helps send Brabham/Pagenaud to victory

Patrón Highcroft Racing scored its third consecutive victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Sunday with a hard-fought victory in the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. Simon Pagenaud drove the final 1:45 in the team’s HPD ARX-01c, and the Patrón Highcroft crew took advantage of a quick final pit stop to beat Drayson Racing’s Emanuele Pirro to the line by 19.116 seconds at Miller Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Simon says catch me if you can!

Second straight pole position at Utah for French phenom

Simon Pagenaud captured his second straight pole position at the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix on Saturday. The sterling Frenchman set a best lap of 1:34.350 (116.229 mph) in Patrón Highcroft Racing’s HPD ARX-01c that he will drive with David Brabham. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Brabham & Highcroft denied debut Le Mans podium

Abandon at the 20th hour of the 24 hours

David Brabham and Highcroft Racing’s faultless second place in LMP2 was stolen away in the 20th hour of the Le Mans 24 Hours 2010, a cooling issue ending the team’s dream debut and Brabham’s hopes to secure a fourth consecutive class title at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Risi holds on for GT2 pole at Le Mans

Bruni’s time Wednesday stands despite furious Corvette charge

Risi Competizione held onto pole position in GT2 on for the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Gianmaria Bruni’s time of 3:59.361 from Wednesday holding up during Thursday’s two qualifying sessions. The Ferrari F430 GT of Bruni, Jaime Melo and Pierre Kaffer is on pole position at Le Mans for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Wirth Research joins Ferrari in motor sport elite

Wirth Research is gearing up for one of the most significant weeks in the pioneering company’s history.

Wirth ResearchThis weekend high-tech race cars that it has designed are competing in both the FIA Formula One World Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours – an achievement only legendary sporting marque Ferrari can match in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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