BRM P153

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BRM P153

The BRM P153 was a Formula One racing car designed by Tony Southgate for the British Racing Motors team, which raced in the 1970, 1971 and 1972 Formula One seasons. It was powered by a 3.0-litre V12 engine. Its best result was victory at the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix, where Pedro Rodríguez beat the second-placed March of Chris Amon by just 1.1 seconds.[1] The model was first shown in BRM's traditional British racing green, but by the time it appeared on the race tracks it was in the colours of the team's sponsor, Yardley of London.

Engine[edit]

It had a 3.0-litre BRM engine of 12 cylinders in V that produced 435HP, with 4 valves per cylinder with its maximum revolution at 11,000 rpm. It also had an electrical ignition system called Magneti Marelli Dinoplex.

Gearbox[edit]

Its gearbox was a sequential BRM P151 type with 5 speeds with reverse, which was connected to the engine by a Borg & Beck clutch.

Chassis[edit]

It had an aluminium monocoque with tubular support attached to the engine. Its total weight was 535kg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Los Hermanos Rodríguez. 2006, p. 503
  • Melissen, Wouter (20 March 2007). "BRM P153". Ultimatecarpage.com. Retrieved 21 March 2010.