It seems no everyone is quite as nostalgic as Formtech founder Franz Hilmer and ex-Super Aguri man Mark Preston. While applying for entry into the 2010 F1 season under the Brabham name, the family of Sir Jack Brabham and son David Brabham are not very amused. They said:
“Sir Jack Brabham and the Brabham family have expressed their surprise at the recent news reporting that an entry has been submitted for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship by Formtech with the intention of operating as Brabham Grand Prix Limited.
“The family would like to make it clear that they are in no way involved with Brabham Grand Prix Limited and received no consultation regarding the company’s plans to resurrect their historic name in Formula One.
“The family is taking legal advice and will take necessary steps to protect their name, reputation and its goodwill.”