Legendary racing marque Brabham looks set to return to the track – under electric power.
The Brabham Formula E Racing Team has been incorporated as a limited company in the UK and a holding-page website proclaims Brabham to be a “driving force for environmentally-friendly racing.”
The company has one director, David Brabham, the youngest son of three times F1 world champion Sir Jack Brabham and himself a former F1 racing driver and winner at Le Mans. Its registered address is Innovations House, in Winchester, UK. The building is solely occupied by accountancy firm Tax Innovations, which provides business start up services. A spokesperson wouldn’t comment on the Brabham case but explained that new businesses often use their accountant’s address for privacy reasons.
What does this mean in real terms? Not much more than a signal of intent. Several other teams are much closer to being able to get to the grid but hold out little hope of lining up in the first year, including Bluebird, Vastha Racing and Team Rosberg.