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Motor Racing Developments Ltd., more commonly known as Brabham, was a British racing car manufacturer who competed in Formula One. Founded in 1960 by F1 World Champion Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac, the team joined F1 in 1962, winning both championships twice within five years, and taking two more drivers' titles in the 1980s before folding mid-way through 1992.

HistoryEdit

Jack Brabham founded the team alongside Ron Tauranac. The pair had met in 1951. Brabham, the more successful driver, found his way in F1 and won the World Championship in 1959 and 1960 with the Cooper team.

Brabham and Tauranac set up Motor Racing Developments Ltd. (MRD) in 1960, not using each other's name. Tauranac produced their first car, a Formula Junior car in 1961 in secrecy as Brabham was still employed by Cooper. MRD was soon renamed after the car was unveiled and held the "Brabham" name, with the cars having a type number starting with "BT", which stood for "Brabham Tauranac". After a poor 1961, Brabham left Cooper to start driving for the Brabham Racing Organisation, with car built by MRD.

Formula One RecordEdit

Team nameEdit

Years Name
19621968 Brabham Racing Organisation
19691974 Motor Racing Developments
1973 Ceramica Pagnossin Team MRD
19751977 Martini Racing
19781982 Parmalat Racing Team
1983 Fila Sport
1984 MRD International
19851987, 19911992 Motor Racing Developments Ltd
19891990 Motor Racing Developments

Year-by-YearEdit

Only works Brabham results are included.

Drivers' champions in bold.

Year Car Engine Tyres No. Drivers Rounds WCC Results Test drivers Report
1962 BT3 Climax D Jack Brabham 1–5,[1] 6, 8–9 7th (9 pts) N/A Report
1963 BT3
BT7
Climax D Jack Brabham
Dan Gurney
1,[2] 2–10
All
3rd (28 (30)[3] pts) N/A Report
1964 BT7
BT11
Climax D Jack Brabham
Dan Gurney
All
All
4th (30 pts)
6th (7 pts)[4]
NC (0 pts)[5]
N/A Report
1965 BT11 Climax G Giancarlo Baghetti
Jack Brabham
Dan Gurney
Denny Hulme
8
1–3, 5, 7, 9–10
1, 3–10
2, 4–8
3rd (27 (31)[3] pts)
7th (5 pts)[4]
NC (0 pts)[5]
N/A Report
1966 BT19
BT20
BT22
Repco
Climax
G Jack Brabham
Denny Hulme
Chris Irwin
All
All
4
1st (42 (49)[3] pts)
10th (1 pt)[6]
11th (1 pt)[4]
N/A Report
1967 BT19
BT20
BT24
Repco G Jack Brabham
Denny Hulme
All
All
1st (63 (67)[3] pts)
11th (2 pts)[7]
N/A Report
1968 BT24
BT26
Repco G Jack Brabham
Jochen Rindt
Dan Gurney
All
All
5
8th (10 pts)
NC (0 pts)[7]
N/A Report
1969 BT26
BT26A
Ford Cosworth G Jack Brabham
Jacky Ickx
1–4, 8–11
All
2nd (49 (51)[3] pts)
NC (0 pts)[8]
NC (0 pts)[7]
N/A Report
1970 BT33 Ford Cosworth G Jack Brabham
Rolf Stommelen
All
All
4th (35 pts) N/A Report
1971 BT33
BT34
Ford Cosworth G Dave Charlton
Graham Hill
Tim Schenken
1
All
2–11
9th (5 pts) N/A Report
1972 BT33
BT34
BT37
Ford Cosworth G Wilson Fittipaldi
Graham Hill
Carlos Reutemann
3–12
All
1–2, 5–12
9th (7 pts) N/A Report
1973 BT37
BT42
Ford Cosworth G Andrea de Adamich
Wilson Fittipaldi
Carlos Reutemann
Rolf Stommelen
John Watson
4–6, 8–9
All
All
11–14
9, 15
4th (22 pts) N/A Report
1974 BT42
BT44
Ford Cosworth G 7
8
8
8
34
Carlos Reutemann
Richard Robarts
Rikky von Opel
Carlos Pace
Teddy Pilette
All
1–3
4–9
10–15
5
5th (35 pts) N/A Report
1975 BT44B Ford Cosworth G 7
8
Carlos Reutemann
Carlos Pace
All
All
2nd (54 (56)[3] pts) N/A Report
1976 BT45 Alfa Romeo G 7
7/77
7
8
Carlos Reutemann
Rolf Stommelen
Larry Perkins
Carlos Pace
1–12
10, 13
14–16
All
9th (9 pts)
NC (0 pts)[5]
N/A Report
1977 BT45
BT45B
Alfa Romeo G 7
8
8
21
John Watson
Carlos Pace
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Giorgio Francia
All
1–3
4–17
14
5th (27 pts) N/A Report
1978 BT45C
BT46
BT46B
BT46C
Alfa Romeo G 1
2
66
Niki Lauda
John Watson
Nelson Piquet
All
All
16
3rd (53 pts) N/A Report
1979 BT46
BT48
BT49
Alfa Romeo
Ford Cosworth
G 5
5
6
Niki Lauda
Ricardo Zunino
Nelson Piquet
1–13
14–16
All
8th (7 pts)
NC (0 pts)
N/A Report
1980 BT49 Ford Cosworth G 5
6
6
Nelson Piquet
Ricardo Zunino
Hector Rebaque
All
1–7
8–14
3rd (55 pts) N/A Report
1981 BT49C
BT50
Ford Cosworth M'G' 5
6
Nelson Piquet
Hector Rebaque
All
All
2nd (61 pts) N/A Report
1982 BT49C
BT49D
BT50
BMW
Ford Cosworth
G 1
2
Nelson Piquet
Riccardo Patrese
1–3, 5–16
1–3, 5–16
7th (22 pts)
9th (19 pts)
N/A Report
1983 BT52
BT52B
BMW M 5
6
Nelson Piquet
Riccardo Patrese
All
All
3rd (72 pts) N/A Report
1984 BT53 BMW M 1
2
2
2
Nelson Piquet
Teo Fabi
Corrado Fabi
Manfred Winkelhock
All
1–5, 8, 10–15
6–7, 9
16
4th (38 pts) Paulo Barilla Report
1985 BT54 BMW P 7
8
8
Nelson Piquet
François Hesnault
Marc Surer
All
1–4
5–16
5th (26 pts) N/A Report
1986 BT55 BMW P 7
8
8
Riccardo Patrese
Elio de Angelis
Derek Warwick
All
1–4
6–16
9th (2 pts) Josele Garza Report
1987 BT56 BMW G 7
7
8
Riccardo Patrese
Stefano Modena
Andrea de Cesaris
1–15
16
All
8th (10 pts) N/A Report
1988 Did not compete
1989 BT58 Judd P 7
8
Martin Brundle
Stefano Modena
All
All
9th (8 pts) N/A Report
1990 BT58
BT59
Judd P 7
7
8
Gregor Foitek
David Brabham
Stefano Modena
1–2
3–16
All
10th (2 pts) N/A Report
1991 BT60Y Yamaha P 7
8
Martin Brundle
Mark Blundell
All
All
10th (3 pts) N/A Report
1992 BT60B Judd G 7
8
8
Eric van de Poele
Giovanna Amati
Damon Hill
1–10
1–3
4–11
NC (0 pts) N/A Report

NotesEdit

  1. Jack Brabham drove a Lotus 24
  2. Jack Brabham drove a Lotus 25
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Not all results counted towards the World Championship.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Private entrants only, using a BRM engine.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Private entrants only, using a Ford Cosworth engine.
  6. Points scored with the Climax engine were private entries
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Private entrants only, using a Climax engine.
  8. Private entrants only, using a Repco engine.
V T E List of World Constructors' Champions
1950: none
1951: none
1952: none
1953: none
1954: none
1955: none
1956: none
1957: none
1958: Vanwall
1959: Cooper-Climax
1960: Cooper-Climax
1961: Ferrari
1962: BRM
1963: Lotus-Climax
1964: Ferrari
1965: Lotus-Climax
1966: Brabham-Repco
1967: Brabham-Repco
1968: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1969: Matra-Ford Cosworth
1970: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1971: Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
1972: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1973: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1974: McLaren-Ford Cosworth
1975: Ferrari
1976: Ferrari
1977: Ferrari
1978: Lotus-Ford Cosworth
1979: Ferrari
1980: Williams-Ford Cosworth
1981: Williams-Ford Cosworth
1982: Ferrari
1983: Ferrari
1984: McLaren-TAG
1985: McLaren-TAG
1986: Williams-Honda
1987: Williams-Honda
1988: McLaren-Honda
1989: McLaren-Honda
1990: McLaren-Honda
1991: McLaren-Honda
1992: Williams-Renault
1993: Williams-Renault
1994: Williams-Renault
1995: Benetton-Renault
1996: Williams-Renault
1997: Williams-Renault
1998: McLaren-Mercedes
1999: Ferrari
2000: Ferrari
2001: Ferrari
2002: Ferrari
2003: Ferrari
2004: Ferrari
2005: Renault
2006: Renault
2007: Ferrari
2008: Ferrari
2009: Brawn-Mercedes
2010: Red Bull-Renault
2011: Red Bull-Renault
2012: Red Bull-Renault
2013: Red Bull-Renault
2014: Mercedes
2015: Mercedes
2016: Mercedes
2017: Mercedes


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