Date of Birth: September 5th, 1965
Residence: Henley on Thames, England, GB
Car Number: 50
Race Team: Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz
While he may be part of Australia’s most famous racing family, David Brabham has carved out a spectacular international career of his own – now regarded as one of the world’s finest sportscar drivers.
While originally having his sights set on farming and soccer as his future career goals, David Brabham began following the footsteps of his two-time World Formula One Champion father and racing siblings Geoff and Garry in 1983 when he drove a go-kart for the first time. Within seven years, he was sitting on the grid for his first Formula One race – the British Formula 3 championship and Macau Grand Prix awards already in his trophy case.
David contested two seasons of Formula One for Brabham (1990) and Simtek (1994), and has since then been in high demand in international sportscar racing. His career has included factory stints with BMW, McLaren, Toyota, Bentley, Panoz, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.
During that time he spent six years driving for Panoz Motor Sports – partnering with Jan Magnussen to take famous victories against the all-conquering Audis at the Nurburgring in 2000, Portland and Mid Ohio in 2001 and Washington DC and Sears Point in 2002.
Other career accolades include winning the Japanese GT Championship in 1996, the Bathurst 1000 with his brother Geoff in 1997, and the 1998 Professional Sports Car Championship title in the US.
David also drove with Scott Maxwell and David Empringham aboard the Multimatic Ford Focus Daytona Prototype to win the first ever race for the Daytona Prototype class in 2003.