Brabham BT20

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Brabham BT20
Brabham BT20.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Brabham
Designer(s) Ron Tauranac
Predecessor BT19
Successor BT24
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Steel spaceframe, Fiberglass body
Suspension (front) Double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Suspension (rear) Double wishbones, twin radius-arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Engine Repco Type 620 2,994 cc (182.7 cu in) 90° V8 NA mid-engined, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Hewland 5 speed MT
Weight 150 kg (330.7 lb)
Tyres Goodyear
Firestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Brabham
Notable drivers Australia Jack Brabham
New Zealand Denny Hulme
France Guy Ligier
Rhodesia John Love
Switzerland Silvio Moser
South Africa Peter de Klerk
Debut 1966 French Grand Prix
Races Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps
22 1 7 2 1
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

The Brabham BT20 is a Formula One car used by the Brabham Formula One team in 1966 and 1967, as well as a number of privateers from 1967 to 1969. The BT20 was the direct successor to the Brabham BT19 which was driven to the World Constructors' title in 1966.

The BT20 was driven in 7 out of the 9 races of Brabham's Constructors' Championship winning season in 1966, and the first three races en route to another championship in 1967.

The BT20 was very successful in these seasons, scoring 7 podiums and one win (at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix) in its first 10 entries.

The BT20 was succeeded by the Brabham BT24.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points WCC
1966 Brabham Racing Organisation Repco 3.0 V8 G MON BEL FRA GBR NED GER ITA USA MEX 42 (49)** 1st
Denny Hulme 3 2 Ret Ret 3 Ret 3
Jack Brabham Ret 2
1967 Brabham Racing Organisation Repco 3.0 V8 G RSA MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER CAN ITA USA MEX 63 (67)** 1st
Jack Brabham 6
Denny Hulme 4 1 3
Guy Ligier F Guy Ligier 10 8* Ret Ret 11
1968 Team Gunston Repco 3.0 V8 F RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 10** 8th
John Love 9
Charles Vögele Racing G Silvio Moser DNQ 5 NC DNQ
1969 Jack Holme Repco 3.0 V8 G RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 0 -
Peter de Klerk NC

* Ligier finished 8th in the 1967 German Grand Prix, but was awarded the point for 6th place as the two F2 drivers who finished ahead of him on the road were ineligible to score points

** Only 6 of the points which counted towards Brabham-Repco's 1966 Championship total were scored using the BT20; the remainder were scored using the BT19. Only 13 of the points which counted towards Brabham-Repco's 1967 Championship total were scored using the BT20; the remainder were scored using the BT19 and BT24. Only 2 of Brabham-Repco's 1968 points were scored using the BT20; the remainder were scored using the BT24 and BT26.

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