BRABHAM – FORD COSWORTH BT49 n.6
The Brabham – Ford Cosworth BT49 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. Hector Rebaque with the Brabham – Ford Cosworth BT49 n.6 arrived twenty-first in the 1980 Formula 1 World Championship, with one point in season.
The Mexican driver replace the Argentine driver Ricardo Zunino mid-season and obtained the best result in the Grand Prix of Canada at Montreal circuit with a sixth place.
With the team mate Nelson Piquet the Brabham team obtained the third place in the constructors’ championship
The championship was won by the William FW07B of Alan Jones
Designed: Gordon Murray
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
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
Twenty-first in the Formula 1 World Champion 1980 with driver Hector Rebaque
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