How things change

Posted by – 3 January, 2013

With Bernie Ecclestone facing bribery charges in Germany and possibly jail time, one of his past associates is considering a return to F1.

In 2009, a German automotive supply company, Formtech, claimed it now controls the Brabham team name and filed an official entry for the 2010 F1 season.

But the Brabham family hit back, launching legal action to “protect the family name”.

Jack Brabham’s son David, a sports car racing specialist who contested 30 Grands Prix in the 90s, said: “Right now this is a very sensitive issue.

“But, yes, there is the possibility to bring the team back (to F1),” he told Brazil’s Totalrace.

I don’t think the two events are related, but it would be an interesting development. Seems unlikely in the short-term – Autoblog:

Even after the legal battle is settled, any team or naming rights owner would need to find a team to buy or buy the branding rights to. While a sufficient amount of money can always get a conversation started in F1, there probably aren’t any teams that truly fit either of those profiles right now.

So you can put your throwback blue and white Parmalat jacket away now, at least until 2014.

F1 forums seem excited about the prospect.