David Brabham

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David Brabham (born 5th September 1965 in Wimbledon, England) is an Australian racing driver best known for his appearances in Formula One.

He is the son of three-time World Champion Jack Brabham as well as being brother to fellow racing drivers Geoff and Gary Brabham. His son, Sam is also a racing driver.

Formula One

Brabham made his Formula One debut in 1989 with a failed attempt to qualify for the Australian Grand Prix for the cash-strapped Zakspeed team.

The following season, Brabham moved to the newly-reformed Brabham team. However, this partnership did not last as the two parties split after the Canadian Grand Prix due to irreconcilable differences between driver and management.

1991 International Formula 3000 season

After the Debacle at his family namesake's team, Brabham regrouped and signed with french F3000 team DAMS for the 1991 season.

1992: WTCM and WSC

World Sportscar Championship

With his Open-wheel career seemingly at a premature end, David made the switch to Sports car racing, making his Wolrd Sportscar Championship debut at the 1991 Suzuka 10 hours for the TWR Jaguar factory team in the lead car, where he would impress by finishing 3rd.

His performance in his cameo appearance was so impressive that he signed for Toyota team TOM's the following season. With former F3000 rival Ukyo Katayama as teammate in the second TS010, Brabham would show that his cameo appearance the previous year was no fluke, finishing 5th in his first outing at Le Mans, 3rd at the Nurburgring 24 hours and scoring a runner-up finish at the Suzuka 1000km, much to the joy of the japanese fans.



Brabham's first assignement for TOM's, however, was to replace his teammare Katayama at the opening round of the 1992 World Touring Car Masters at Symmons Plain, in his home country of Australia, as the latter was competing in the opening round of the 1992 All Japan F3000 Series at Suzuka on that same date. Driving the Mild Seven-sponsored Toyota Carina, Brabham would make his fellow countrymen proud, battling with the factory Carinas of Union Saver Developments and finishing in a brilliant 3rd place in the feature race.