BRM P25 details
Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:19
Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:45
Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:54
Picky of Farnham
Posted 24 February 2008 - 13:05
If you mean a model of the car - as opposed to a model of only the engine - it is a Type 25...
Never heard of BRM using 'Type' (aside from the Type 15) so I'm a bit confused what you mean Doug? But in the first book I pulled off the shelf called 'Classic Racing Cars' by Goddard and Nye (any relation?) the relevant chapters all refer to 'P25' BRM's, and they clearly have wheels on?
Posted 24 February 2008 - 14:17
I, of course, actually know nothing, except that I always considered it the most beautiful front engined Formula One car, partnered by that most elegant of men, Jo Bonnier.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 14:50
I always considered it the most beautiful front engined Formula One car,
I'm with you on that one, Bloggsy. Better than a 250.F in my eyes.
(Rushes off to wash out mouth with carbolic!)
Posted 24 February 2008 - 16:35
Posted 24 February 2008 - 19:19
Originally posted by David McKinney
All a matter of personal taste, isn't it!
Maybe we could ask 'Picky of Farnham'?
I also like the look of the BRM, it did have a certain style, an element of 'difference' about it that made it stand out in its day. Just as the '62 1.5 cars did.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 22:30
Posted 24 February 2008 - 23:10
Posted 24 February 2008 - 23:25
Is that the stressed skin, or the space frame chassis?
Originally posted by Doug Nye
Sorry fellers - I was one of the first to start using the 'P25' designation but I was also the first to appreicate I'd cocked it up. The chassis design was allocated P27, the engine only was P25. The overall car combination of P25 engine and P27 chassis then became the 'Type 25' 2.5-litre Fomrula 1 car.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:16
Macca's cockpit photo shows the frame to be black, but was it that color back in the day?
In A.Pritchard's book 'Grand Prix Reflections' there is a page with three B&W period pictures of the Type 25 (one great one with the tail cover removed and showing the fuel tank, suspension, and rear disc brake cooling system). The chassis frame in the cockpit picture is definitely very dark paint (black?) and the engine bay shot shows a well worn paint finish on the chassis tubes, one of the tubes being mostly bare metal. All the tubes show some sign of paint chips so it wasn't nearly as immaculate as the above photo.