BRABHAM – REPCO BT24
The Brabham Repco BT24 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1967 under the guidance of the australian driver Denny Hulme, for the Australian rider is the first and only world won, the second consecutive instead for the Brabham stable.
Designed by Ron Tauranac, the Brabham Repco BT24 derived from the base of the Formula 2 BT23. At the frame space frame, du combined the new Repco 740 V8 engine, completely built by the Repco, while the previous engines were based on the Oldsmobile structure. Tauranac pretended by the Repco to build an engine with the exhausts to the center reducing the frontal impact of the car and to avoid that these cross the rear suspensions.
The Brabham Repco BT24 even if less performing than the Lotus 49 had its better reliability.
With the reigning champion Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme behind the wheel, the Brabham Repco BT24 achieved only three victories, in the Grand Prix of France and Canada with Brabham and in the German Grand Prix with Hulme but with eight other podiums, the team conquered the championship builders, while Hulme won the Drivers’ Championship for 5 points on the teammate.
steel spaceframe with fibreglass body
Length: 3937 mm
Width: ? mm
Height: 864 mm
Brakes: discs, all round
Repco 740 90° V8 2994 cc
Power: 246 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland DG300, five speed manual, ZF differential
Tank capacity: 75 litres
Fuel Type: Petrol
Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1967 with driver Denny Hulme
GP winner: GP of Germany 1967