BRABHAM – FORD COSWORTH BT49C n.5

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BRABHAM – FORD COSWORTH BT49C n.5

HISTORY

The Brabham – Ford Cosworth BT49C, and the winning car of the 1981 Formula One World Championship. The team led by Bernie Ecclestone after the defeat of the 1980 world with the Brabham BT49B, updated the same car, the designer Gordon Murray in the C version he had to adapt to the new regulations, which forced the teams to a minimum height of six centimeters from the ground. Nelson Piquet with the Brabham – Ford Cosworth BT49C n.5 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1981, for the Brazilian driver was the first world title.

The season was a duel between the Brazilian driver, and Williams of Carlos Reutemann. The World Cup had its epilogue only at the last Grand Prix of Las Vegas, where the Brabham driver arrived fifth at the finish and surpassed by one point in the standings the Argentine driver, who came only eighth and out of the points. Piquet in season won three Grands Prix: Argentina, San Marino and Germany.

Together with teammate Hector Rebaque they scored sixty-one points for team Brabham in the constructors’ title

CHASSIS

Brabham BT49C
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
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

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

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1981 with driver Nelson Piquet
GP winner: GP of Argentine 1981, GP of San Marino 1981, GP of Germany 1981

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Additional information

Driver

Piquet Nelson

Manufacturer

Brabham

Race

Formula 1

Year Race

1981

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