Ron Tauranac

Australian engineer and racing car designer

Ronald Sidney Tauranac AO (13 January 1925 – 17 July 2020)[1] was a British-Australian engineer and racing car designer. He worked with Formula One driver Jack Brabham and helped founded the Brabham constructor and racing team in 1962. Tauranac owned and managed the Brabham team until 1972, when he sold it to Bernie Ecclestone.[2] He was born in Gillingham, Kent.

Tauranac died in Sunshine Coast, Queensland on 17 July 2020, aged 95.[3]


  1. Jenkins, Richard. "Where are they now?: World Championship team bosses (T)". Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  2. "People: Ron Tauranac". Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. "Ron Tauranac passes away aged 95". Retrieved 17 July 2020.