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Brabham launches racing simulators

The racing rigs honor the iconic F1 team


Brabham Racing and Base Performance Simulators have partnered to create a limited series of racing simulators celebrating the Formula 1 team’s racing history. Each racing rig allows drivers and gamers to play driving simulator video games in iconic Brabham liveries.

“The Brabham Branding team are excited to not only be involved in such a great project, but also to see these incredible works of art come to life in a way that will inspire people to get behind the wheel and develop their driving skills,” said David Brabham, owner of the Brabham racing name.

Sir Jack Brabham was a 3-time F1 world champion (1959, 1960, 1966) and in 1960 he founded his own team and racing car manufacturer. From 1962-1992 the F1 team and constructor won 35-races, two Constructors’ championship (1966, 1967) and four Drivers’ championships (1966, 1967, 1981, 1983).

Photo courtesy of Base Performance Simulators

The three racing simulators include the BT19 from the 1966 season that Brabham drove to his third F1 World Drivers’ championship. Brabham is the first and so far, only driver to win an F1 title in a car of his own construction.

Known as the ‘Fan Car’, the BT46B is available as a racing simulator. The ‘Fan Car’ was introduced at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix and was so dominant that after consulting the FIA, Brabham Racing decided to withdraw the car after one race.

The BT52 was designed for the 1983 F1 season and piloted by Nelson Piquet to his second world championship. Gordon Murray led the design team and in 6-weeks it was designed around the new rules that banned ground-effect cars in late 1982.

“It’s fantastic to be working with an iconic and historic brand like Brabham,” said James Guess, Director of Business Development at BPS. “We have worked hard at BPS to develop the ultimate racing simulator for the home user, which will suit everyone from the enthusiastic gamer to professional racing drivers.”

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


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