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Brabham Are Trying To Crowd Fund Their Way Back To F1

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Brabham is a legendary name in Motorsport, now the team want to make a return but not without the help of racing fans around the world. Project Brabham is a new crowd funding project that hopes to make it to Formula E and later down the line Formula One.

 

Donators will gain access to Brabham’s online fan zone and those with a little more money to spend will even be invited to events as well as having a mug shot on the factory wall.

 

The team plans to begin their campaign in next year’s World Endurance Championship.

 

Visit the Brabham website for more info.

 


 

 

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"£75,691 raised of £250,000 goal" :(

 

Do these crowd-sourcing things ever work? Also, £250k is peanuts in racing, even that electric Formula-Duracell cack costs more. I love the idea of a Brabham return but there's more chance of Luca Badoer getting a seat at Merc.

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"£75,691 raised of £250,000 goal" :(

 

 

 

30% of the toal raised in under 48 hours? that's pretty good going.

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That is no money at all though is it. How much is required for Formula E?

 

Williams said to run another car in F1 if required would cost them circa £20M that is some serious cash and I can see why the smaller teams are struggling to get the level of funding required to even stay in the sport. 

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But they aren't looking to fund an F1 or even FE team, they're raising money to enter an LMP2 team.

 

I assume they already have sponsors in place and this is just another revenue stream to build the Brabham-portal and Performance Clinic brand.

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Do these crowd-sourcing things ever work?

 

Yes, often with quite remarkable results.

 

The "Coolest Cooler" started with a target of $50,000.

 

By the time the end date came, they'd raised $13 million. :roflmao:

 

Coolest Cooler

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Do these crowd-sourcing things ever work? 

 

Pompey wanted to bring their academy into the same training location as the first team so were the first project on a new crowd funding site called Tifosy the aim was to raise £250k from the fans to buy and prepare 2 additional pitches from the council to include in the new site. Total raised £270k that's after the fans raised over £2.5m last year to buy the club. +++

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Help raise £250k so Luke can buy a Ferrari?

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There's so much crowd funding for racing now.

 

All they're doing is saying please give us some money and people do. Crazy not to I guess.

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Hmmmm. :coffee:

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They've launched at last .... sort of.

Sir Jack’s son David Brabham (a Le Mans winner in his own right) is bringing the family name back into the automotive sphere with the launch of Brabham Automotive.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of David Brabham launching his own initiative. Back in 2014, he tried to crowd-fund Project Brabham as a new racing team. But that project never seems to have gotten off the ground.

Now it would appear he’s turning his gaze, much like his father did, on constructing cars. Just what the new firm will produce, we don’t know, but we’d wager there’s some sort of road-going (or perhaps track-focused) performance automobile in its future.

 

Brabham-Automotive.jpg

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On 2/26/2018 at 10:38 AM, Andy_Bangle said:

Back in 2014, he tried to crowd-fund Project Brabham as a new racing team. But that project never seems to have gotten off the ground.

What happened to the money people invested in that, I wonder?

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