The Brabham-Repco BT24 was a Formula 1 racing car and was one of three cars used by the Brabham racing team during their championship-winning 1967 Formula 1 season.
Designed by Ron Tauranac, the BT24 was somewhat behind the times in having a spaceframe chassis and the underpowered Oldsmobile-derived Repco V8 engine. Compared with the Lotus 49, which had debuted a race earlier in the Netherlands, the Brabham seemed almost obsolete, but its better reliability made it the tortoise to Lotus’s hare.
With reigning champion Sir Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme at the wheel, the BT24 took three wins to Jim Clark’s four in the Lotus, but with six second places, two third places, a fourth place and a fifth place, the Brabham team comfortably took the Constructors’ Championship, while Hulme pipped team-owner Brabham to the Drivers’ Championship by five points.
In addition to its three championship race wins the BT24 also won the prestigious 1967 International Gold Cup at Oulton Park in the hands of Sir Jack.
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