Brabham - Ford Cosworth BT49 n.5 second in the Formula 1 World Champion 1980



The Brabham – Ford Cosworth BT49 n.5 is a car that participated in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1980. The English team designed the new car already at the end of the 1979 season and derived from the Brabham BT48 which was equipped with the Alfa engine Romeo. In the new season the team changes engines by switching to the smaller but more reliable Ford Cosworth, which gave the possibility to increase the capacity of the tank.

Nelson Piquet with the Brabham – Ford Cosworth BT49 n.5 arrived second in the 1980 Formula 1 World Championship, winning three times. The Brazilian driver during the season fought for the title thanks to three victories in the Grand Prix of the United States, Holland and Italy, but technical problems in the last two races forced him to surrender against the Williams FW07B of Alan Jones who became World Champion. Brabham came third in the constructors’ championship.


Brabham BT49
Aluminium and carbon fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Suspension front: Double wishbone pullrod
Suspension rear: Double wishbone pullrod
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Goodyear


Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc V8 90°
Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power: 366 Kw injection
Drive Type: Rear
Transmission: Hewland FGA 400 five speed manual gearbox
Fuel Brand: Elf
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Second in the Formula 1 World Champion 1980 with driver Nelson Piquet
GP winner: GP of USA West 1980, GP of Holland 1980, GP of Italy 1980

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