A new brand of cars called Brabham Automotive has been launched by former Formula 1 driver and Le Mans winner David Brabham.
Headed by the son of three times F1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham, the company has announced two years later that the name was first registered with the uk Companies House.
There are No details as to if a car model is in the works that have been revealed at this stage, but Brabham (photo below), told Autocar last year that he wanted “to see the name back on track”, suggesting that the launch of the car company, could lead to a motorsport programme in the future.
As revealed by Autocar last year, a Brabham racing of re-entry that followed the launch of a car brand would be the reflection of a strategy employed by McLaren Automotive.
The Brabham name has been synonymous with motorsport since 1955, when the three-times F1 champion Sir Jack Brabham was the first time racing in F1.
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A Brabham spokesman refrained from commenting on the idea of a return to competition, indicating that the vehicle of the company has been “continually came up in various projects” and that it “will reveal more about the [car] project and its intentions soon.”
Although not confirmed, the speculation last year suggested that the Force India F1 Team could be bought by Brabham. It is the only team in F1, however, to confirm the date of disclosure of its 2018 car, and the squad, which finished the season 2017 in the room with their drivers, seventh and eighth, respectively, in the drivers ‘ standings, is expected to be sold following a course of legal for its owner, Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya.
Mallya was arrested and released on bail in Britain last year, following a request from India for extradition. At 62 years of age, faces charges of financial crimes, including money laundering of around Â£100 million related to one of his former companies, Kingfisher Airlines. Mallya denies any irregularity.
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