BRM P133

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BRM P133
Rodríguez at 1968 Dutch Grand Prix.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor British Racing Motors
Designer(s) Len Terry
Predecessor P126
Successor P138
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Aluminium alloy monocoque
Suspension (front) Double wishbones
Suspension (rear) coil springs over dampers
Axle track F: 1,575 mm (62.0 in)
R: 1,575 mm (62.0 in)
Wheelbase 2,375 mm (93.5 in)
Engine BRM P142 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in) V12 naturally aspirated, mid-mounted
Transmission Hewland DG300 5-speed manual
Weight 565 kg (1,246 lb)
Fuel Shell
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Owen Racing Organisation
Notable drivers
Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver
Debut 1968 Spanish Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
15 0 0 1
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

The BRM P133 was a Formula One racing car which raced in the 1968 and 1969 Formula One seasons. It was powered by a 3.0-litre V12 engine. Its best results were a second place at the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix, two third places at the 1968 Dutch Grand Prix and 1968 Canadian Grand Prix, as well as a fastest lap at the 1968 French Grand Prix all by Pedro Rodríguez.[2]

Rodríguez drove all but two races in the Owen Racing Organisation P133 in 1968. The Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix saw the Mexican qualify second and ninth respectively and retire both times when he crashed. At Belgium, Rodríguez qualified eighth and finished second. The Dutch Grand Prix saw the Mexican qualify 11th and finish third. At France, Rodríguez qualified 10th and was not classified. The British Grand Prix saw the Mexican qualify 13th and retire when his engine blew. At Germany, Rodríguez qualified 14th and finished sixth. The P133 was not used in the Italian Grand Prix but was used for the Canadian Grand Prix when the Mexican qualified 12th and finished 3rd. In the United States, Rodríguez qualified 11th and retired with broken suspension, The final race of 1968 was the Mexican Grand Prix saw the Mexican qualify 12th and finish 4th in front of his home crowd.

At the end of the year, despite Rodríguez's good performances, BRM team manager Louis Stanley released him to the Reg Parnell Racing privately entered BRM team for 1969. Jackie Oliver replaced him for 1969. The first race of the year was the South African Grand Prix when the Englishman qualified 14th and finished 7th. At Spain Oliver qualified 10th and retired with a broken oil pipe. The Monaco Grand Prix saw the Englishman qualify 13th and retire when he crashed into the back of Richard Attwood's Lotus. At Holland Oliver qualified 13th and retired with a broken gearbox. The team skipped the French Grand Prix but entered the British Grand Prix when Oliver qualified 13th and retired when his transmission failed.

The P133 was the works built version of the Len Terry designed P126, the three examples of which had been built by Terry's Transatlantic Automotive Consultants concern.

Rodríguez in his BRM P133 in the 1968 German Grand Prix

Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)(results in bold indicate pole position, results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points WCC
1968 Owen Racing Organisation BRM V12 G RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 28† 5th†
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez Ret Ret 2 3 NC Ret 6 3 Ret 4
1969 Owen Racing Organisation BRM V12 G RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 7‡ 5th‡
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret
Source:[3]

‡ Points scored by P138 and P139 chassis
† Points scored by P126 chassis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stats F1. "BRM P133". Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Melissen, Wouter (20 June 2005). "BRM P133". Ultimatecarpage.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. pp. 321 and 271. ISBN 0851127029.