The car that revived Brabham as an F1 force

The car that revived Brabham as an F1 force

Gordon Murray's BT49 resulted in a first Formula 1 championship - of any kind - for Brabham since 1967. JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE takes a closer look

At the end of the 1970s, the hugely successful Brabham team's performance had taken a sudden, dramatic nose-dive.

The last two years of the disco decade had been very different for Bernie Ecclestone's squad; for all of its controversies, Brabham had enjoyed a moderately successful 1978 season after a couple of years spent flattering to deceive.

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