Alfa Romeo P1

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Alfa Romeo Tipo P1 GP
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Overview
ManufacturerAlfa Romeo
Production1923–1924
DesignerGiuseppe Merosi
Body and chassis
Classrace car
Body style2-seater
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Engine1990 cc I6 DOHC
95 bhp @ 5000 rpm (1923)
115 bhp @ 5000 rpm (1924)
Dimensions
Curb weight850 kg (1,874 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorAlfa Romeo P2

Alfa Romeo Tipo P1 was the first Grand Prix car made by Alfa Romeo in 1923. The car had a 2.0 L straight-6 engine and it produced 95 bhp (71 kW) at 5000 rpms. Three cars were entered in the Italian GP at Monza in 1923, for Antonio Ascari, Giuseppe Campari and Ugo Sivocci. When Sivocci was practicing for the GP in September 1923 he crashed and was killed. Alfa Romeo withdrew from the competition and development of the car was stopped. In 1924 a new version with Roots-compressor was made and became the P1 Compressore 1924.[1]

In 1923 Vittorio Jano was hired to Alfa Romeo to design new car and P2 was born.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Gran Premio Romeo 1923 (P1)". soltanto-alfaromeo.nl/. Retrieved 2009-05-16.

References[edit]

Borgeson, Griffith (1990). The Alfa Romeo Tradition. City: Haynes (Foulis) Publishing Group Ltd. Somerset, UK. ISBN 0-85429-875-4.