Alfa Romeo P1

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Alfa Romeo Tipo P1 GP
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Production 1923–1924
Designer Giuseppe Merosi
Body and chassis
Class race car
Body style 2-seater
Layout FR layout
Engine 1990 cc I6 DOHC
95 bhp @ 5000 rpm (1923)
115 bhp @ 5000 rpm (1924)
Curb weight 850 kg (1,874 lb)
Successor Alfa 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. Two cars were entered in the Italian GP at Monza in 1923, one for Antonio Ascari and one for 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.


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


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