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#1 f1steveuk

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:37

I know there are no "official" pictures of this test (early in 1973?), although it wouldn't surprise me if someone on TNF has got one or two!

I know the story, of how Roger blitzed the lap record, in a fairly early run, but my question is very basic. Does anyone one have data on what chassis he used? I am lead to believe it was Lauda's race car, his favoured chassis being #10, but I also know BRM were never very forth coming with chassis info', just wondered if anyone knew?

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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:58

I know there are no "official" pictures of this test (early in 1973?)

February 1973, according to Twinny in this earlier thread:

Roger Williamson testing for BRM

Sadly, no photos or chassis details though. :well:

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:26

February 1973, according to Twinny in this earlier thread:

Roger Williamson testing for BRM

Sadly, no photos or chassis details though. :well:


I'm the last poster in that thread too!

I'd like the chassis number for a different reason !!

#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:08

I’ve checked through the chassis listings in the relevant F1R Black Book, and on ORC. In the early-season races in 1973 BRM used chassis numbers between 01 and 05. Lauda used 05 in Argentina and Brazil, and 01 for the next few races through to Spain. In Belgium he raced a new chassis 08 which became his regular mount until he badly damaged it at the Nürburgring. Chassis 10 was first raced at Monza. Here’s the BRM P160 page on ORC:

http://www.oldracing...php?TypeID=P160

Edited by Tim Murray, 24 September 2012 - 12:09.