BRM P207 F1
|Manufacturer:||British Racing Motors|
|Production:||1977 to 1978|
|Body styles:||F1 single seat|
|Drive:||rear wheel drive|
|Engine Type:||V12 naturally aspirated|
The BRM P207 , was a Formula 1 racing car built and used in the late 1970s by the British Formula 1 team British Racing Motors (BRM).
The British designer Len Terry built in 1977 the last BRM for the Formula 1 World Championship.
The days of the big racing stable had long since passed in 1977, when Louis Stanley once again tried to join in the old successes. The P207, officially as the Stanley BRM P207 in the start list, had a bulky design and was barely competitive. Only the 480 hp V12 engine made sure that the car did not go to a complete flop. The car suffered constantly from overweight and the associated poor weight distribution of the 615 kg (1,356 lb) total. Also, the suspensions Double wishbones, coil springs front and rear broke at too much load fitted with the T193 5 speed gearbox. Overall, the P207 could only be qualified once for a race.
The team announced for the first time the second race of the season, the Grand Prix of Brazil in 1977 .The London-based Swiss watchmakers Rotary Watches provided sponsorship and car livery design. Driver was Larry Perkins . He qualified last, but was six seconds slower than the penultimate, Alex-Dias Ribeiro in a privately used last year's March 761B . In the race, Perkins already failed in the first lap when his engine overheated and collapsed. In the subsequent Grand Prix of South Africa BRM appeared again with the old P201B. The fourth race of the season left the team completely.
To the Grand Prix of Spain , Belgium , Sweden and France BRM reported the P 207 for Conny Anderson ; he could not qualify. Guy Edwards , who replaced Anderson at the British Grand Prix , even failed to qualify there. At the Grand Prix of Germany , the Netherlands and Italy finally Teddy Pilette appeared with the car, without, of course, even once to reach a qualification.
The car later appeared at national Formula 1 races in the UK, the Aurora series , but also there without countable success. From the P207 in 1979 nor the P230 was derived, which was built for Derrick Berridge and John Jordan. The car, which had already resorted to the ground-effect technology, but whose basis was still the P207 with its weight problem, drove in the early 1980s as Jordan-BRM at national races in the United Kingdom in the Aurora series. Once again, the successes and BRM disappeared finally in the sinking.