FAQs

Q. How do I rest my password for the Brabham-Digital website?
A. When you reach the login screen, click "Reset my password" at the bottom of the dialogue box and follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively click here.

Q: When are we getting merchandise from our perks?

A: Perk merchandise was dispatched by Monday 22nd December to everyone who has provided their full details before the end of November (e.g. address, shirt size). If you bought one of these perks and haven't received an email from us asking for your details, please get in contact with us at hello@brabham-digital.com. Brabham-Digital access codes will be sent to you once the platform is up-and-running.

Q: When will we get access to Brabham-Digital?
A: This is the first stage of the new Brabham-Digital website. Full functionality will be available once we have completed building the full site later in the year, after investors and sponsors have been secured.

Q: When will the Brabham team be racing?
A: We hope to be racing in the FIA WEC LMP2 later on in 2015 to help us prepare for a full world championship season in 2016. However, due to the time needed to get an investor on board, build a factory and team to go racing, it is more likely to be the 2016 season. This is the very start of our journey, so we will keep you updated.

Q: How will that affect the Pit Pass perks?
A: If you have purchased a Pit Pass then it is best to hold off on arranging your travel until we have confirmed our participation, but they are still valid and usable when we go racing.

Q: Who owns the Brabham brand?
A: David Brabham is the sole owner of the Brabham name and trademarks. He fought for seven years to return control of the family name – a battle he won in 2012.

Q: Where will the Brabham team be based?
A: We will be based somewhere in the Motorsport Valley in the UK. The exact location has yet to be decided, but we are starting to look into this more seriously and having meetings with companies that could help us with the design of inside of the factory.

Q: Why are you asking fans to contribute financially?
A: Your money will help bring the Brabham Racing team into reality as well as building the Brabham-Digital platform – a brand new concept that will see fans more immersed in the action than ever before. Fan support also helps prove to investors that there is a desire for #ProjectBrabham to succeed – a key step to making the project a reality.

Q: Can crowdfunding work for a motorsport team?
A: Crowdfunding alone won't be enough but by showing support and contributing, fans are supporting our business case making it more likely to find an enthusiastic investor. Along with the new Brabham-Digital platform we will be able to build a sustainable racing team. It will add an exciting new dynamic to motorsport and creates a solid platform for sustainability.

Q: Isn't #ProjectBrabham very similar to the Perrinn team?
A: The founding concept – an open source racing team – is similar, but our approach, objectives, and strategy are very different. We think what the Perrinn team has accomplished so far is brilliant, but with our brand, expert knowledge, and digital platform we are enhancing the way that fans can get involved, extending the open source concept even further. Hopefully both projects will be a great success and we will get the chance to compete against Perrin on the track.

Q: Why FIA WEC and not F1?
A: We would love to get back into F1, but we need to develop sustainably in order to succeed. The FIA WEC has already been very receptive to trying our open source racing concept and costs a fraction of the price to enter. On the other hand, F1 has brought in even more rules to limit communication between teams and fans, for the time being ruling out the possibility of getting the fans involved in the way we are aiming for. Hopefully this will change in time and we can be the first to introduce open source racing to F1.

Q: What happens when your subscription to the relevant Brabham-Digital experience ends?
A: Your subscription will begin only when the full site is live. When your membership subscription ends you will be invited to continue your membership at the current market rate. You will simply need to set payment information to ensure you keep receiving your Brabham-Digital experience.

Q: Did Sir Jack know about your plans to bring Brabham back?
A: He did know. Unfortunately he did not live to see that dream become a reality.

Q: Can I use or reproduce any of the images and information used on the Brabham website/social channels?
A: The short answer is no. We retain full restrictions on all imagery and logos from the Brabham-Digital website. If you would like to use an image or logo then please get in touch to let us know where and for what purpose and we may be able to offer consent.

If you're using any images from the Brabham Official social media pages then please remember to credit the photographer as per image licensing rules.

Q: Where can I find your racing timetable?
A: Brabham does not currently have a racing timetable (keep checking back for updates!) However, you can follow members of the Brabham family via their Brabham website profile page at www.brabham.co.uk or keep up with the FIA WEC calendar here.

Q: Can I make a donation from a country outside of the UK?
A: #ProjectBrabham is being directed from the UK, so donation amounts are shown in pounds sterling. However, making a contribution in dollars is just as easy and starts at the equivalent of around $1.60 USD.

Q: Other than financially, how else can I support #ProjectBrabham?
A: The most important thing is that you show your support by participating in the campaign however you can. An investor would like to see a significant uptake before they put serious money into funding a race team like ours. The reason we've offered a £1 donation level is so supporters can show they believe this is a good idea whatever their financial situation. As such, your £1 will go a long way to creating history.

Q: How is Project Brabham considering the environmental impact of motorsport?
A: David was an early advocate of environmentally-friendly racing, and continues to be an avid supporter. David's suggestion that the American Le Mans Series consider an alternative fuel strategy helped found the Michelin Green X Challenge.

We also hope to explore the possibility of participating in Formula E in the future.

Q: Will you be linking up with educational institutions to accredit the course?
A: Brabham-Engineer will be a comprehensive real-life e-learning platform and so we recognise the potential value and interest this learning environment will have for engineering students. Supporting education will play an important role as Braham Racing progresses and although this will be a future development, we have already started discussions.

Q: Can I contribute in part-payments?
A: Unfortunately we're not able to accept part-payments for the packages through Indiegogo. However you can show your support for as little as £1 and help the campaign by spreading the word. Alternatively sign up to our newsletter brabham.co.uk/contact to find out more about pre-ordering access to Brabham-Digital once crowdfunding has finished.

Q: Can I change my username login?
A: Your username is set from the email you used to buy your perk and it is not possible to change at the moment.

Q: I've lost my password / how do I reset?
A: On the login screen you will see a link that reads "Forgot your password". Click this link and follow the instructions on screen to reset your password. Please do not share your login details with anyone else unless you have bought access as a gift. Read the full terms and conditions here.

Q: Can I share content from Members area on social media?
A: All content on Brabham-Digital.com is the copyright of Brabham Global Limited. As such you can only share content with explicit permission from Brabham.