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The BT46 Livery

During the first race of the 1978 season in South Africa, the Brabham Team sported a new white on red livery with blue Parmalat letters and numbers. After this race they switched to the more recognizable blue on red scheme. The red was dictated by engine supplier Alfa Romeo.

This car won the Italian Grand Prix in the hands of Lauda, and the "fan car" version won in Sweden, again with Lauda. In fact, in the races he finished, Lauda never finished worse than third in 1978. But nine DNF's relegated him to fourth in the championship.




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1978 Brabham BT46

Drivers: Niki Lauda, John Watson, Nelson Piquet

1978 Brabham BT46

1978 Brabham BT46 decals


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UPDATED 11-19-2011! Designed around Tamiya’s 1/20 scale model kit. Markings now available in standard version for Niki Lauda #1, John Watson #2 and Nelson Piquet #66. We also offer a South Africa (white markings) version for Niki Lauda - see photo below. Available in a variety of scales. A great reference photo of the Alfa Romeo Engine can be found here. Now you can choose early season or late season stripes for Lauda or Watson. Early season stripes are pictured on the #1 and #2 sheets, late season stripes are depicted on the #66 sheet.

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1978 Brabham BT46 South Africa


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