BRM P153

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BRM P153

The BRM P153 was a Formula One racing car 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 a victory at the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix, with Pedro Rodríguez over March of Chris Amon for just 1.1 seconds and with an incredible average speed of 157.176 mph (252.951 Km/h), the highest record in the history of F1,[1] Because if its distinctive shape it was referred to as the groundhog car, reflecting an advertising campaign from Dunlop that was running at the time. The first model was 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 sponsor, Yardley.


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