Brabham - Ford Cosworth BT44B n.7 third in the Formula 1 World Champion 1975

BRABHAM – FORD COSWORTH BT44B n.7

BRABHAM – FORD COSWORTH BT44B n.7

HISTORY

The Brabham – Ford Cosworth BT44B n.7 is a car of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1975.

CHASSIS

Brabham BT44B
Aluminium monocoque, with engine as a fully stressed member.
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Suspension front: Rising Rate Pullrod Actuated
Suspension rear: Multi-Link
Brakes: Ventilated discs, all-round, rear inboard
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 2,993 cc 90° V8
Power: 362 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Hewland FG 400 five speed manual gearbox
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ?

RESULT

Third in the Formula 1 World Champion 1975 with driver Carlos Reutemann
GP winner: GP of Germany 1975

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

BRABHAM – FORD COSWORTH BT49 n.5

BRABHAM – FORD COSWORTH BT49 n.5

HISTORY

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.

CHASSIS

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

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

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

Brabham - Alfa Romeo BT46B n.1 fourth Formula 1 World Champion 1978

BRABHAM – ALFA ROMEO BT46B n.1

BRABHAM – ALFA ROMEO BT46B n.1

HISTORY

The Brabham – Alfa Romeo BT46B n.1 is a car that took part in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1978. Bernie Ecclestone’s team for the new season, hired world champion driver Niki Lauda. The young designer Gordon Murray built the BT46A around the Italian boxer engine. To counter the dominance of Lotus with its ground effect, Ecclestone and Murray to a new idea that they could only use for a race.

Niki Lauda with the Brabham – Alfa Romeo BT46B n.1 won the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix. For the Scandinavian race the English team competed for the updated version of the BT46, the car behind the transmission had a big fan at the rear, and it served to suck air from the bottom of the car generating a ground effect in the curves. The controls before the race were explained to the race stewards, that the fan was used to cool the engine. In trial on orders from Ecclestone and Murray, to not give too much attention the engine power was reduced to both cars that qualified second and third.

In the race Lauda dominated trimming thirty seconds of second place, Mario Andretti on Lotus – Ford Cosworth 79. For the next race the federation forbade Brabham to use the fan. The BT46B only ran one race.

CHASSIS

Brabham BT46B
Aluminium monocoque
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 115-12 2995 cc V12 180°
Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power: 373 Kw
Drive Type: Rear
Transmission: Hewland five speed manual gearbox
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt

RESULT

Fourth in the Formula 1 World Champion 1978 with driver Niki Lauda
GP winner: GP of Sweden 1978

brabham repco t24 winner formula 1 champion 1967

BRABHAM – REPCO BT24

BRABHAM – REPCO BT24

HISTORY

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.

CHASSIS

Brabham BT24
steel spaceframe with fibreglass body
Length: 3937 mm
Width: ? mm
Height: 864 mm
Brakes: discs, all round
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

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

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1967 with driver Denny Hulme
GP winner: GP of Germany 1967

Brabham Repco Bt19 Formula 1 World Championship 1966 with Jack Brabham

BRABHAM – REPCO BT19

BRABHAM – REPCO BT19

HISTORY

The Brabham Repco BT19 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1966 under the guidance of the australian driver Jack Brabham, it was the first time that a driver won the Formula 1 World Championship with a car bearing his name.

Designed by Ron Tauranac the Brabham Repco BT19 in 1965 to mount a 1.5 liter Coventry Climax engine, but for the 1966 Formula 1 Championship, the FIA brought the 3-liter displacement limit. The Repco developed a new V8 engine precisely for the use of its compatriot Brabham in 1966. The limited time forced the Australian team to use the chassis of the BT19. The Repco engine did not have the same power as the Ferrari engine, but proved lighter and more reliable.

The Monaco Grand Prix was the first race of the Championship and was also the debut of the Brabham Repco BT19. Brabham retired for the gearbox breakup. The first victory came at the French Grand Prix, which was disputed on the fast circuit of Reims, Brabham initially used the wake of the Ferrari of Bandini to remain close to him, and after the withdrawal of the italian rider, Brabham won the race.

After winning the French Grand Prix, Brabham won another three consecutive victories in Great Britain at the Brands Hatch circuit, in Holland at Zandvoort and in Germany at the Nurburgring. With these victories obtained an important advantage on the world rankings with three races from the end.

The Italian Grand Prix was the last race of the Brabham Repco BT19, which retired due to an oil leak, but thanks to the withdrawals of Surtees and Stewart, Jack Brabham graduated as a Formula 1 World Champion for the third time, after the victories with the Cooper T51 of 1959 and the Cooper T53 of 1960.

CHASSIS

Brabham BT19
steel spaceframe with fibreglass body
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: discs, all round
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Repco 620 90° V8 2995 cc
Power: 213 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland HD/DG, five speed manual, ZF differential
Tank capacity: 75 litres
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1966 with driver Jack Brabham
GP winner: GP of France 1966, GP of Great Britain 1966, GP of Holland 1966, GP of Germany 1966

Brabham - BMW turbo BT52 n.5 winner Formula 1 Champion 1983

BRABHAM – BMW turbo BT52 n.5

BRABHAM – BMW turbo BT52 n.5

HISTORY

The Brabham – BMW turbo BT52 n.5, and the winning car of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1983. After the success of 1981 with the Brabham BT49C, the team led by Bernie Ecclestone went through a year of transition that led to the replacement of the supplier of the engine, Ecclestone reached the agreement with the BMW, at the time one of the most powerful of the turbo engines. The chassis of the new car was designed by Gordon Murray, who after Barnard with McLaren, began using the carbon fiber in the bodywork.

Nelson Piquet with the Brabham – BMW turbo BT52 n.5 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1983, for the Brazilian driver was the second world title. The season was a duel between the Brazilian driver, Alain Prost’s Renault RE40 and Rene Arnoux’s Ferrari 126C3. The World Cup had its epilogue only at the last Grand Prix in South Africa, where the Brabham driver finished third at the finish and surpassed by two points in the Prost standings, who retired in mid-race due to the turbo breaking. Piquet in season won three Grand Prix: Brazil, Italy and Europe.

CHASSIS

Brabham BT52
Carbon fibre monocoque with rear subframe
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

BMW M12/13, 1,499 cc, Straight 4, turbo, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Power: 660 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Brabham/Hewland six speed manual Weismann Differential+RM
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 190 lt

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1983 with driver Nelson Piquet
GP winner: GP of Brasil 1983, GP of Italy 1983, GP of Europe 1983

Brabham - Ford Cosworth BT49C n.5 winner Formula 1 Champion 1981

BRABHAM – FORD COSWORTH BT49C n.5

BRABHAM – FORD COSWORTH BT49C n.5

HISTORY

The Brabham – Ford Cosworth BT49C n.5, 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.

CHASSIS

Brabham BT49C
Aluminium and carbon fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
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 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