1966 F1 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING CAR ON DISPLAY AT ALBERT PARK

The championship-winning Repco-Brabham BT19 will be on display this weekend at the Australian Grand prix to celebrate Repco's 100th birthday. Photo: Supplied

THE 1966 Formula 1 World Championship-winning car will be on display at Albert Park this weekend as part of Repco’s 100th birthday celebrations.

The Repco-Brabham BT19, made famous by Sir Jack Brabham for winning the 1966 world title, will make a rare appearance within the Repco Garage display located behind the main straight grandstand. 

The BT19 was built and designed by driver/engineer duo Brabham and Ron Tauranac and was debuted at the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix.

Brabham won four races throughout the 1966 season to claim the championship by 14 points over John Surtees.

The three-time Formula 1 World Champion remains the only driver to win the world championship with a car bearing his own name, a feat that is unlikely to be repeated. 

Repco-Brabham also secured the 1966 Constructors’ Championship finishing 11 points in front of Ferrari.

Brabham continued to race the car into 1967 until the new BT24 came onstream, while the BT19 was also briefly used by teammate Denny Hulme amid his World Championship-winning campaign.

Hulme was also powered by the Australian-built Repco V8 in a 1-2 championship finish for the Repco-Brabham team.

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“The Repco-Brabham BT19 is globally revered, and Repco is proud to showcase this amazing car to the fans of Formula 1,” Repco CEO Wayne Bryant said. 

“The achievements of Sir Jack, Ron Tauranac and the entire Brabham team can not be underestimated.

“It’s a car that was designed by Australians, powered by our Repco V8 and, coupled with the likes of Brabham and New Zealander Denny Hulme, was the benchmark of the world of F1. 

“It’s our pleasure to have this car on display for everyone to get an up close and personal view.

“The BT19 is a true national treasure and we encourage all F1 fans to stop by and take a look at the Repco Garage.” 

Repco will also have a range of fun and interactive activities that will keep race fans entertained as part of their Repco Garage display including the Repco Pit Stop Challenge, the viewing deck and lots of games and prizes to be won over the course of the 2022 Australian Grand Prix.

The BT19 will sit alongside the Repco Pit Stop Challenge as part of the Repco Garage display located behind the grandstand on the front straight. Photo: Supplied
Jordan Treloar is an emerging motorsport reporter who graduated from Charles Sturt University with first class Honours in his Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) degree. He has interned at The Western Advocate and joined the V8 Sleuth team for its coverage of the 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000. He continues to report on various categories for V8 Sleuth in 2022.