1978 Niki Lauda Original Brabham BT45C F1 Front Nose/Wing
Front nose/wing from three-time World Champion Niki Lauda’s 1978 Brabham BT45C.
The Brabham BT45 was designed by South African engineer Gordon Murray for the 1976 Formula One season. In its upgraded BT45B and BT45C form, it also competed in the 1977 and 1978 F1 seasons. For the 1978 season, pending the development of BT46, a C version of the BT45 was created. The BT45C competed in two Grands Prix in 1978, before the arrival of the BT46.
The nose was acquired by a fan after Round 3 of the World Championship in Kyalami, South Africa where Lauda sat on pole. In the race he suffered an engine failure.
The front nose/wing comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.