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BRM P160

The British Racing Motors P160 was designed by Tony Southgate for the 1970 F1 season, and in three years won three races.


The 1971 Italian Grand Prix at Monza was one of the most exciting F1 races ever. 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 to then in F1 history, but, at an average speed of 242.616 kph, it was also the fastest race.

Fractions of seconds

New Zealander Howden Ganley also drove a P160 in the race, finishing fifth. The P160 took British Racing Motors to second in the 1971 Constructors’ Championship, behind Ken Tyrrell.

Technical specifications

Constructor: BRM, England
Year: 1971                
Engine: BRM P142 V12
Capacity: 2998cc
Power: 440bhp at 11,000rpm
Grands Prix: 26

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BRM P160
BRM P160

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