The Brabham BT19 is a Formula One racing car designed by Ron Tauranac
for the British Brabham team. The BT19 competed in the 1966 and 1967
Formula One World Championships and was used by Australian driver Jack
Brabham to win his third World Championship in 1966. The BT19, which
Brabham referred to as his "Old Nail", was the first car bearing its
driver's name to win a World Championship race. The car was initially
conceived in 1965 for a 1.5-litre (92-cubic inch) Coventry Climax
engine, but never raced in this form. For the 1966 season the
Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile doubled the limit on engine
capacity to 3 litres (183 cu in). Australian company Repco developed
a new V8 engine for Brabham's use in 1966, but a disagreement between
Brabham and Tauranac over the latter's role in the racing team left no
time to develop a new car to handle it. Instead, the existing BT19
chassis was modified for the job. Only one BT19 was built. It was bought
by Repco in 2004 and put on display in the National Sports Museum in
Melbourne, Australia, in 2008. It is often demonstrated at motorsport
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brabham_BT19>
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