David Brabham

David Brabham ( born September 5, 1965 in Wimbledon, England) is an Australian racing driver.

David Brabham is the youngest of three sons of three -time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham and the only one of them, who, like his father, took part in Formula 1 racing. Jack and David Brabham are the only father - son team that ever in a car drove carrying both names - the Brabham.

David is especially true as champion in the sports car. Since 1992, he moves to Le Mans 24 Hours race. 17 starts are up to 2010 to book. The biggest success so far: The total victory in 2009 together with Alexander Wurz and Marc Gené in the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP. This win was him 50 years after his father Jack in 1959 his first Formula 1 World Championship and won 17 years after the triumph of his brother Geoff, who also won for Peugeot at the Sarthe 1992.


He began his career in Formula Atlantic, a racing series, which comes from the U.S., but are run under their configuration in Australia and New Zealand races. In 1988 he came to England and drove there in Formula Vauxhall, a junior series. A year later he was promoted to the British Formula 3 Championship B-Series and won five times in nine starts. This was followed by the rise in the A- series, where he delivered himself throughout the season tough battles with the later Toyota Formula 1 driver Allan McNish. The most important success: winning the international Formula 3 race in Macau.

In 1990, the change to a higher class. David Brabham had already signed a contract with Middle Bridge Racing for Formula 3000, when suddenly given the chance to come into Formula 1. Gregor Foitek left the Brabham team after just two races and David took his place. There was an unsatisfactory season: reported 14 times, but only eight qualified. The best result was a 15th place in the Grand Prix of France. After the end of the season his contract was not renewed.

David Brabham joined the sports car scene. In 1991 he drove for TWR Jaguar won the 1000 km at the Nurburgring with Derek Warwick. In 1992 he was one year for Toyota with the debut in Le Mans. In 1994, the comeback in Formula 1 with Simtek. The team was underfunded and lost Brabham's teammate Roland Ratzenberger by a fatal accident at the tragic weekend of Imola 1994 The year was a lost. ; best finish was 10th place at the Grand Prix of Spain.

After 24 Grand Prix came with the end of 1994 from Formula 1, followed by years of success in the Sports Car: 1995 BMW BTCC for 1996 Japanese GT championship with the McLaren F1 GTR - with a championship victory ahead of Ralf Schumacher. Since 1997, David Brabham is active in the American Le Mans Series. He drove there, among others for the factory teams of Panoz and Aston Martin. Since 2007, Brabham drove the two Le Mans prototypes from Acura, and in 2008 on an Acura ARX - 01b LMP2 runners-up category.

David Brabham in 2009 celebrated the greatest success of his career. As a partner of Alexander Wurz and Marc Gené he first won the 24 - hour race at Le Mans on a Peugeot 908 HDi FAP.

Le Mans results