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#1 Victor

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 20:07

Does anyone know why BRP was denied membership of the F1 Constructors Association after 1964, depriving the team of the badly needed start money and effectively forcing them to withdraw?

I understand the team were designing their own cars, so why this decision?

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#2 ensign14

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 20:32

According to Managing A Legend, it was a stitch-up.  BRP did qualify under the F1CA statutes, but nobody came to inspect their cars to check that they were making enough of the components to be called a constructor.  And Ken Gregory was too burnt out to challenge them, or look for sponsorship as he had done before.



#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 21:14

There’s some useful discussion in this earlier thread:

A few BRP questions

#4 Victor

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 21:54

Thank you both for your prompt responses.

It was truly helpful.

Cheers



#5 jeffbee

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 16:03

Didn't Mr Chapman have something to do with BRP being excluded?



#6 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 20:51

The previous thread discusses those things...

It was linked by Tim, it's a good read.