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BRM-P160. Chassis P16001 at the 2006 Silverstone Classic

BRM-P160. Chassis P16001 at the 2006 Silverstone Classic by Wouter Melissen - Ultimatecarpage.com

The BRM P160 was a Formula One racing car which was designed by Tony Southgate in the 1970 F1 season and in three years won three races. It raced in the 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974 Formula One seasons.

It was powered by the BRM P142 3.0 litre V12 engine, which developed 440 bhp at 11,000 rpm.

The 1971 Italian Grand Prix at Monza was one of the most exciting F1 races at that time. The first six cars crossed the finish line within a second of each other, with driver Peter Gethin narrowly taking victory in his P160 by one-hundredth of a second.

Not only was it the smallest margin of victory recorded up until then in F1 history, but, at an average speed of 242.616 kph, it was also the fastest race.

The BRM P160 took British Racing Motors to second in the 1971 Constructors’ Championship behind Ken Tyrrell's "Tyrrell F1 racing team".