David Brabham is one of the world’s elite and motivational racing car drivers.
David is an outright and triple Le Mans 24 Hours class-winner, a double American Le Mans Series Champion and a former Formula 1 driver.
Son of triple F1 World Champion Sir Jack Brabham, David has created his own powerful legacy befitting of the Brabham name in an illustrious career spanning the highest echelons of global motorsport.
“David is rare among racing drivers in that he has not only enjoyed a highly successful career but is able to articulate the lessons learned and thus provide valuable insights to audiences’. I had the privilege of working with him at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2006 and witnessed first hand his ability to combine raw speed and experience together with the attention to detail, which is necessary to deliver world-class performance”
Mark Gallagher – Formerly of Jordan Grand Prix & Red Bull Racing
Born in England and raised in Australia, David Brabham started karting aged 17 before progressing through the single-seater ranks, winning the Formula 2 Australian Gold Star in 1987.
Returning to England he won the British Formula 3 title and Macau Grand Prix in 1989.
In 1990, David made his F1 debut with the Brabham team, originally founded by his father.
After a season with the Brabham team, David spent two years as a test driver for the Footwork team, making a full return to F1 four years later with Simtek.
Since 1991 he has recorded an unprecedented collection of motorsport crowns including:
- The Japanese GTC GT500 Championship
- USA Professional Sportscar Championship
- The Spa 24 Hours,
- Daytona 24 Hours
- Sebring 12 Hours
- Petit Le Mans
- Bahrain GT Festival
- Bathurst 1000
David Brabham’s domination of the American Le Mans Series secured back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010, plus 24 race wins, 60 class podiums and 13 pole positions in 101 race starts since 1999.
He is the only Series driver to boast pole positions and wins across the LMP1, LMP2, GT1 and GT2 racing categories.
David’s outright Le Mans 24 Hours victory with Team Peugeot in 2009 sealed a consecutive hat-trick of class wins, following double GT1 victory with Aston Martin Racing, ensuring him a place in the annals of motorsport while helping the French manufacturer end Audi’s 16-year reign of domination.
David has been an industry leader in bringing motorsport towards green racing, and he was the Director of Team UK for 6 years, a successful development programme for up and coming race & rally drivers.
David has put his illustrious driving career on hold to work on turning the iconic Brabham name into a global brand, which encompasses the brand DNA of ‘Inspiring wins through Pioneering Thinking’.
David Brabham – Motivational Speaker:
David not only brought his exceptional driving talent to help Racing Teams over the last 30 years, he also delivered unique leadership skills where he was able to guide them to the height of success.
In a highly competitive and stressful environment where mistakes can happen easily, David was able to bring a sense of calmness that promoted clear thinking, positivity and instil a sense of belief to the organisation by using his life principles.
With diverse life experience drawn from travelling to compete across world-class motorsport in a career spanning nearly 30 years, David Brabham makes an engaging keynote speaker.
Working with the majority of leading manufacturers while fulfilling the rigorous requirements of sponsors, David is an expert in encouraging every team member to reach their maximum potential in pursuit of a common goal.
Through his Brabham Performance Clinic, David uses his global ethos and winning mentality to motivate others, from young people to professional organisations.
David effortlessly carries those attributes, his friendly personality and warm sense of humour into his captivating public motivational speaker roles, where he aligns performing with split second precision to the challenges of everyday life.
David works with organisations in an entertaining and enlightening way to identify areas/topics of leadership, effective teamwork, dealing with Risk and decision-making.