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The Brabham BT37 was a Formula One racing car designed by Ralph Bellamy for the Brabham team to use in the 1972 Formula One season. It was relatively unsuccessful compared to Brabham's earlier and later cars such as the BT19 or the BT44. In the 18 races it was fielded, it collected no wins, no pole positions and no fastest laps. The best results were two fourth place-finishes for Carlos Reutemann and Andrea de Adamich. It generally achieved poor qualifying results, the best being fifth for Reutemann on two occasions.

Brabham BT37
Brabham BT37 front Donington Grand Prix Collection.jpg
The BT37 on display at Donington
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorBrabham
Designer(s)Ralph Bellamy
PredecessorBT34
SuccessorBT42
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisAluminum Monocoque
EngineCosworth DFV 2993 cc 90 Degree V-8 Naturally Aspirated Mid-Engined
TransmissionHewland FG400 5 Forward, 1 Reverse
Weight600 kg (1,322.8 lb)
FuelEsso, Bardalh
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsMotor Racing Developments
Ceramica Pagnossin
Notable driversUnited Kingdom Graham Hill
Argentina Carlos Reutemann
Brazil Wilson Fittipaldi
Italy Andrea de Adamich
United Kingdom John Watson
Debut1972 Spanish Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
180000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

In 1974 and 1975, it also raced at the RAC British Hill Climb Championship.[2] It is also notable for giving John Watson his Formula 1 debut in 1973.

Brabham BT37 at Rétromobile 2012

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points WCC
1972 Motor Racing Developments ARG RSA ESP MON BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 7* 9th
Graham Hill 10 12 Ret 10 Ret 6 Ret 5 8 11
Carlos Reutemann 13 12 8 Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret
1973 Motor Racing Developments ARG BRA RSA ESP BEL MON SWE FRA GBR NED GER AUT ITA CAN USA 22* 4th
Carlos Reutemann Ret 11 7
Wilson Fittipaldi 6 Ret Ret
Ceramica Pagnossin Team Andrea de Adamich Ret 4 7 Ret
John Watson Ret DNS DNS

* Total points scored by all Brabham cars

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brabham BT37". Statsf1.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ "1972 Brabham BT37 news, pictures, specifications, and information". Conceptcarz. Retrieved 27 January 2015.