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Sam Brabham to run family-inspired livery in Formula Ford

by Peter Allen
Sam Brabham

Photo: Brabham

Formula Ford GB racer Sam Brabham has unveiled a new livery for the 2014 season inspired by his family’s racing history.

The paint scheme is inspired by the Brabham BT59 in which Sam’s father David made his Formula 1 debut in 1990.

The new look for his JTR car was launched on the Brabham Straight at Brands Hatch ahead of the opening round of the season at the Kent track this weekend.

?Launching my 2014 racecar in Brabham livery inspired by the first F1 car my Dad drove, on the straight named after my grandfather back in 1976 and circuit where my family?s had so much success, is just mind blowing,? said Sam, who finished fourth in his rookie season in 2013.

?The car looks fantastic and the long-awaited unveiling today gets my season off to a great start. I haven?t raced the Indy circuit before but I?m confident that I can be quick here. I?m hungry for my first Formula Ford win and it would mean so much to get my 2014 campaign underway in the best possible way this weekend.?

David added: ?We thought a lot about what Sam?s car should look like for this year?s Formula Ford championship, so we came up with a similar look to the Brabham F1 car I drove in 1990, which I always thought was a pretty good looking car. It is great to be able to bring back the Brabham iconic look after 24 years having recently secured the Brabham trademarks.?

David Brabham

David Brabham at the 1990 Monaco Grand Prix (Photo: Brabham)