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British Racing Motors (BRM) was a British Formula 1 motor racing team. Founded in 1945, it raced from 1950 to 1977, competing in 197 Grands Prix and winning 17. While BRM certainly created more successful F1 cars, the most astonishing has to be the BRM Type 15 with its inconceivable 1.5 litre V16 engine.
This BRM race car ran a 1.5 litre 16 cylinder super charged engine, which on paper could rev up to 12,000 rpm and push out over 600 bhp. Stirling however, considered this car to be one of the worst he ever drove during his racing career, a reflection that BRM were an under resourced team when compared to the Italian teams of the time, meaning that it suffered from a lack of development in all areas, including cooling and handling. This proved true when Stirling encountered numerous problems with the car at its first testing session in Monza in 1951.
Raymond Jenkins has sent this to BLB and he says: "The recent picture on BLB of the Owen cab brought some interesting comments on Rubery Owen, whose boss Sir Alfred Owen also at one time owned the BRM Grand Prix Team, who built their cars at Bourne, Lincolnshire. BRM built the engines, gearboxes etc, unlike many other teams. In 1962 the late Graham Hill won the World Championship driving a V8-powered BRM. Over the years they built V16, V12 and H16 engines, all of which sounded magnificent especially the V16.
The following types of BRM were manufactured for (or used in) the 3-litre F1. Click on one to see the history of the individual cars of that type. Note that some cars were converted to a later specification: such as a Lotus 87 being converted to Lotus 92 specification.
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The British Racing Motors (unofficial) information centre. - the cars -
British Racing Motors (or BRM as it was more widely known) was created to put the UK at the forefront of the Grand Prix world as the FIA Formula One Championship became the top level of motor racing in 1950.
British Racing Motors (generally known as BRM ) was a British Formula One motor racing team.
The British Racing Motors (unofficial) information centre. The Guide to the Places Where it Happened Bourne, Lincolnshire