BRM P153 F1
|Manufacturer:||British Racing Motors|
|Production:||1970 to 1972|
|Body and chassis|
|Body styles:||F1 single seat|
|Suspension:||Double wishbones, coil springs|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Engine Type:||V12 naturally aspirated|
|Displacement:||2,998 cc (182.9 cu in)|
|Engine power:||435 bhp|
|Steering:||rack and pinion|
|Brakes:||ventilated discs all-round|
The BRM P153 , was a Formula 1 racing car , built and used from 1970 to 1972 by British Formula 1 team British Racing Motors (BRM) .
BRM, as the world champion team from 1962, brought in the designer Tony Southgate in 1969 to build a new car. Southgate already modified the P139 , before he made the designs for the P153.
The car had a the classic simple and lightweight bathtub shaped monocoque with adjustable rear wing , the trademark for this vehicle and its successor, the P160.
To the left and right of the cockpit, were the rubber fuel tanks. The suspension was conventional, only the brakes were shifted outward on all four wheels, for the year 1970 an unusual idea at the time (today is standard) and five-speed gearbox. The heavy but powerful 3.0-litre, 48-valve V12 engine, that produced approximately 435 bhp has been thoroughly redesigned to get closer to Cosworth's V8 engines and was still easy to tune
The P153 was the first BRM that did not appear in green (the color of the British racing teams), but in the livery of the sponsor Yardley.
Pedro Rodríguez won the Grand Prix of Belgium in Spa-Francorchamps in 1970 and scored the first Grand Prix victory for BRM since Jackie Stewart's 1966 success in Monaco.
Although by 1971 the car had already been followed by the P160, the P153 was further revised and brought for the third and fourth drivers in the team BRM had temporarily put four works cars at the start. This as P153B even ran in 1972, but had been updated with the suspension of the new P160.