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Opinion: Brabham is back and may be heading for Le Mans

Posted On: 6 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Autocar

Opinion: Brabham is back and may be heading for Le Mans

1975 Brazilian GP: Pace's Brabham won from sixth on the grid
Revived after a period of dormancy, the British marque could tussle with an equally regenerated Peugeot at Le Mans 2022
Although often referenced as ‘Interlagos', the Brazilian GP's official name is the Autódromo José Carlos Pace - in tribute to a local driver who scored his only grand prix victory there in 1975. Pace might have achieved a great deal more in F1 but for fate's intervention: he died in a light aeroplane accident in March 1977.
Pace spent the most fruitful phase of his F1 career with Brabham , whose designer Gordon Murray considered the Brazilian a potential future champion (and admits he altered his honeymoon itinerary in 1970 so that he could go and watch Pace competing in Formula 3 at Thruxton).
A major force in grand prix racing from the 1960s through to the mid-1980s, Brabham faded swiftly after former owner Bernie Ecclestone sold up and Murray moved on. Damon Hill was the last driver to start a grand prix...

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