It's been 26 long years since the Brabham name has graced the surface of a Formula 1 race car, but now it's coming back. Hopefully. Like McLaren, the reborn Brabham has plans to once again race in F1, and to follow that up with a range of road cars. The announcement was made by David Brabham, Le Mans champion in 2009 and son of the late Jack Brabham. Bernie Ecclestone, who owned and ran the F1 team through 1987, has been linked by the British press as a potential backer.

Jack Brabham to this day remains the only person to win an F1 championship driving a car with his own name on it. That happened way back in 1966, but Brabham was a successful operation throughout the 1980s. The Brabham Automotive name was registered two years ago in Britain, at which time David said he was keen "to see the name back on track."

So far, there's little more than a logo and a website to go along with the announcement. But with such storied roots, we'll be keeping an eye on Brabham Automotive closely.

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