The BT33 was designed by Ron Tauranac for the 1970 Formula One season. The Cosworth-powered car featured ‘semi-monocoque’ tubular spaceframe chassis with the engine to be used fully stressed. The body followed familiar Brabham lines with an easily recognisable nose, which housed the radiator and was flanked by two small wings. Triple World Champion Jack Brabham was the chief driver of the Motor racing Development team, while Rolf Stommelen piloted the second Brabham officially entered by Auto Motor und Sport, German motorsport magazine. Jack won the inaugural round of the season in South Africa, scored three more podiums and finished the season sixth. Stommelen, who was in his first full season in F1, achieved his best finish at Osterreichring, where he was 3rd. This success with some more finishes in points led him to 10th position in the final drivers’ standings of the 1970 season.
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