BRM P207

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BRM P207
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorBritish Racing Motors
Designer(s)Len Terry
PredecessorP201
SuccessorP230
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisAluminium alloy monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbones, coil springs
Suspension (rear)Double wishbones, coil springs
Axle trackF: 1,422 mm (56.0 in)
R: 1,486 mm (58.5 in)
Wheelbase2,642 mm (104.0 in)
EngineBRM 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in) V12 naturally aspirated, mid-mounted
TransmissionBRM T193 5-speed manual
Weight615 kg (1,356 lb)
TyresGoodyear
Competition history
Notable entrantsStanley BRM
Rotary Watches Stanley BRM
Debut1977 Brazilian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
9000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

The BRM P207 was a Formula One racing car, designed by Len Terry[2] and constructed by British Racing Motors, which raced in the 1977 Formula One season. It was powered by a 3.0-litre V12 engine, with a claimed output of 488bhp.[3] London-based Swiss watchmakers Rotary Watches provided sponsorship money.[3] The car failed to score any points during the season.[4] The team made a total of nine entries during the season, but only qualified in one instance, at the 1977 Brazilian Grand Prix. Driven by Larry Perkins, the car retired on lap one due to overheating.[5] Its qualifying time was six seconds slower than that of the second-to-last starter.[6] One British journalist in Brazil exclaimed that he was ashamed of being British.[6] The car failed to appear at the season opening Argentine Grand Prix because it was too wide to fit in the hold of the aircraft that was going to transport it to South America.[3]

The P207 was also BRM's last entry in the Formula One World Championship. In 1978, a second P207 was entered in the domestic Aurora F1 Championship with Teddy Pilette driving.[3] He finished thirteenth in the series with one fourth- and one fifth-placed finish. Both P207s survive, and have appeared in historic racing.[3]

The last Formula One BRM, was the P230 of 1979: intended for the Aurora series, it was never raced.[7]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engines Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
1977 Stanley BRM BRM V12 G ARG BRA RSA USW ESP MON BEL SWE FRA GBR GER AUT NED ITA USA CAN JPN 0
Larry Perkins Ret
Conny Andersson DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ
Guy Edwards DNPQ
Teddy Pilette DNQ DNQ DNQ
Source:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BRM P207". Stats F1. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  2. ^ Cruickshank, Gordon (March 2004). "Len Terry". Motor Sport magazine archive. p. 62. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e Brown, Allen. "BRM P207 car-by-car histories". oldracingcars.com. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  4. ^ "1977 BRM team statistics". FIA / Formula One Administration. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  5. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. p. 284. ISBN 0851127029.
  6. ^ a b Hogsten, Dag E., ed. (1977-02-16). "Nya BRM: "en skrothög"" [The new BRM: "a heap"]. Teknikens Värld (in Swedish). Vol. 30 no. 4. Stockholm, Sweden: Specialtidningsförlaget. p. 9.
  7. ^ "BRM P230". Stats.F1. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  8. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. pp. 25, 126, 284 and 291. ISBN 0851127029.