British Racing Partnership

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BRP
British Racing Partnership logo.png
Full name British Racing Partnership
Base Tring, Hertfordshire, UK
Founder(s) Alfred Moss
Ken Gregory
Noted staff Tony Robinson
Noted drivers United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United States Masten Gregory
United Kingdom Innes Ireland
United Kingdom Trevor Taylor
United States Jim Hall
Formula One World Championship career
First entry 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix
Races entered 43
Constructors Cooper, BRM, Lotus, BRP
Engines Borgward, BRM, Climax
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 2
Final entry 1964 Mexican Grand Prix
United Kingdom BRP as a Formula One constructor
Formula One World Championship career
Engines BRM
Entrants British Racing Partnership
First entry 1963 Belgian Grand Prix
Last entry 1964 Mexican Grand Prix
Races entered 13
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0

British Racing Partnership (BRP) was a racing team, and latterly constructor, from the United Kingdom. It was established by Alfred Moss and Ken GregoryStirling Moss's father and former manager respectively — in 1957 to run cars for Stirling, when not under contract with other firms, along with other up-and-coming drivers.[1]

History[edit]

The BRP BRM P25 which Stirling Moss drove to second place in the 1959 British Grand Prix, BRP's best result.

BRP ran a Cooper-Borgward Formula Two car and occasionally a BRM Formula One car in 1959, the latter being demolished in a spectacular crash at the Avus street circuit.[1] BRP was the first Formula One team to sell the entire identity of the team in return for sponsorship income; they were sponsored by the Yeoman Credit Ltd. hire-purchase company from August 1959 and became Yeoman Credit Racing for the 1960 season. BRP was given a sum of £40,000 just to buy their equipment plus £20,000/year to operate the team,[1] the team ran Coopers in both Formula One and Formula Two during 1960, with mixed success. During this time four of the team's drivers were killed while racing their cars, and the Yeoman Credit management became concerned that the team was not generating solely positive publicity for their company, the Yeoman Credit deal was passed to Reg Parnell Racing at the end of the year, and for the 1961 and 1962 seasons BRP was renamed UDT Laystall Racing, as part of a new, similar sponsorship deal. UDT was United Dominions Trust, who among various holdings owned Laystall Engineering, the principle supplier of crankshafts to the British automotive and aviation industries.[1]

Mechanics work on the UDT Laystall team cars prior to the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix

For 1963, the team reverted to its original name and became a true constructor; they had been running Lotus 24s and Cooper T51s for the previous few seasons, and had tried to acquire the more modern, monocoque Lotus 25 without success. This caused chief designer, Tony Robinson, to design his own monocoque car, patterned very closely after the Lotus 25, but with a thicker skin and running a BRM V8 rather than the typical Coventry Climax engine run in the Lotus 25, this car is commonly referred to as the BRP-BRM and was raced by Innes Ireland and Trevor Taylor.[1]

As a constructor, BRP took part in 13 Grand Prix rounds, scoring a total of 11 championship points, after 1964 the team was forced to withdraw from F1; BRP were denied membership of the Formula 1 Constructors Association which effectively deprived them of start money, then a significant factor in a team's income. BRPs were built for the Indianapolis 500 but enjoyed little success.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

As a privateer[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1958 British Racing Partnership Cooper T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D ARG MON NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR
United Kingdom Tom Bridger Ret
1959 British Racing Partnership MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA
Cooper T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Ivor Bueb DNQ
Borgward 1500 RS 1.5 L4 13
United Kingdom Chris Bristow 10
BRM P25 BRM P25 2.5 L4 United Kingdom Stirling Moss DSQ 2
West Germany Hans Herrmann Ret
1960 Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T51 Climax Straight-4 D ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA
United Kingdom Chris Bristow Ret Ret Ret
United Kingdom Tony Brooks 4 Ret Ret 5 5 Ret
United Kingdom Henry Taylor 7 4 8 DNS 14
Belgium Olivier Gendebien 3 2 9 7 12
United Kingdom Bruce Halford 8
United States Phil Hill 6
1961 UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18
18/21
Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA
United Kingdom Cliff Allison 8 DNS
United Kingdom Henry Taylor DNQ DNP 10 Ret 11
Belgium Lucien Bianchi Ret Ret
Argentina Juan Manuel Bordeu DNS
United States Masten Gregory Ret Ret
1962 UDT Laystall Racing Team NED MON BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA RSA
Lotus 24
18/21
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8
Climax FPF 1.5 L4
D United Kingdom Innes Ireland Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 8 5
United States Masten Gregory Ret 7
Lotus 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 DNQ WD Ret 12 6
1963 British Racing Partnership Lotus 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA MEX RSA
United States Jim Hall Ret Ret 8 11 6 5 8 10 8
United Kingdom Innes Ireland Ret Ret
1964 British Racing Partnership Lotus 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8 D MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA MEX
United Kingdom Innes Ireland DNS
United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Ret

As a constructor[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine(s) Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points WCC
1963 British Racing Partnership BRP Mk1 BRM V8 D MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA MEX RSA 6 6th
United Kingdom Innes Ireland Ret 4 7 Ret 4
1964 British Racing Partnership BRP Mk1
BRP Mk2
BRM V8 D MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA MEX 5 7th
United Kingdom Innes Ireland 10 Ret 10 5 5 Ret 12
United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Ret 7 Ret Ret DNQ 6 Ret

Non-championship F1 results[edit]

Year Entrant Chassis Engine(s) Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1958 British Racing Partnership Cooper T45 Climax L4 United Kingdom Tom Bridger BUE GLV
Ret
SYR AIN INT CAE
United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans BUE GLV SYR AIN
5
INT
7
Cooper T43 CAE
5
1959 British Racing Partnership Cooper T51 Borgward 1500 RS 1.5 L4 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb BUE GLV AIN
Ret
INT
8
OUL SIL
United Kingdom Georges Wicken BUE GLV AIN
8
INT OUL SIL
United Kingdom Chris Bristow SIL
5
Climax L4 BUE GLV AIN INT OUL
3
1960 Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T51 Climax L4 United States Harry Schell BUE
5
GLV
Ret
INT
DNS†
SIL LOM OUL
United Kingdom Chris Bristow BUE GLV
3
INT
DNS
SIL LOM OUL
United Kingdom Henry Taylor BUE GLV INT SIL
5
LOM
Ret
OUL
7
United States Dan Gurney BUE GLV INT SIL
7
LOM OUL
United Kingdom Bruce Halford BUE GLV INT SIL
8
LOM OUL
8
United Kingdom Tony Brooks BUE GLV INT SIL
Ret
LOM OUL
New Zealand Denis Hulme BUE GLV INT SIL LOM
5
OUL
1961 UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 United Kingdom Cliff Allison LOM
2
GLV
8
PAU BRX
5
VIE AIN
15
SYR
WD
NAP LON
8
SIL
WD
SOL KAN DAN MOD FLG OUL LEW VAL RAN NAT RSA
United Kingdom Henry Taylor LOM
4
GLV
6
PAU BRX
Ret
VIE AIN
Ret
SYR
WD
NAP LON
2
SIL
8
SOL KAN DAN
4
MOD
Ret
FLG OUL
8
LEW VAL RAN NAT RSA
United Kingdom Stirling Moss LOM GLV PAU BRX VIE AIN SYR NAP LON SIL
1
SOL
Ret
KAN
1
DAN
1
MOD FLG OUL LEW VAL RAN NAT
2
RSA
2
Sweden Jo Bonnier LOM GLV PAU BRX VIE AIN SYR NAP LON SIL
11
SOL KAN DAN MOD FLG OUL LEW VAL RAN NAT RSA
Sweden Carl Hammarlund LOM GLV PAU BRX VIE AIN SYR NAP LON SIL SOL KAN
Ret
DAN MOD FLG OUL LEW VAL RAN NAT RSA
United States Masten Gregory LOM GLV PAU BRX VIE AIN SYR NAP LON SIL SOL KAN DAN
Ret
MOD
NC
FLG OUL
5
LEW VAL RAN
Ret
NAT
Ret
RSA
Ret
1962 UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 United States Masten Gregory CAP
4
BRX
Ret
LOM
Ret
LAV GLV
5
PAU AIN
Ret
MAL
5
CLP
Lotus 24 Climax FWMV 1.5 V8 INT
8
NAP
BRM P56 1.5 V8 RMS
Ret
SOL
DNA
KAN
1
MED DAN
2
OUL
6
MEX
5
RAN NAT
Lotus 18/21 Climax V8 United Kingdom Innes Ireland CAP BRX
3
LOM
Ret
LAV GLV
3
PAU AIN
Ret
Ferrari 156 INT
4
Lotus 24 NAP MAL CLP
1
RMS
3
SOL
DNA
KAN
4
MED DAN
3
OUL MEX
3
RAN
Ret
NAT
Lotus 18/21 Climax V8 United Kingdom Stirling Moss CAP BRX LOM
7
LAV GLV
Ret
PAU AIN INT NAP MAL CLP RMS SOL KAN MED DAN OUL MEX RAN NAT
1963 British Racing Partnership Lotus 24 BRM V8 United Kingdom Innes Ireland LOM
3
GLV
1
PAU IMO SYR AIN
2
INT
4
ROM KAN MED AUT OUL
13
RAN
BRP Mk1 SOL
3
Lotus 24 United States Jim Hall LOM
6
GLV
4
PAU IMO SYR AIN
Ret
INT
Ret
ROM SOL
6
KAN MED AUT OUL RAN
United Kingdom Mike Beckwith LOM GLV PAU IMO SYR AIN INT ROM SOL KAN MED AUT OUL
Ret
RAN
1964 British Racing Partnership BRP Mk1 BRM V8 United Kingdom Innes Ireland DMT
1
NWT
Ret
SYR AIN
Ret
INT
12
SOL
Ret
MED
3
RAN
United Kingdom Trevor Taylor AIN
Ret
INT
Ret
SOL MED
Ret
RAN
Lotus 24 DMT
Ret
NWT
3
SYR SOL
6

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Jacobson, Curtis. "Kurt DelBene's 1964 B.R.P. (BRP-BRM) Grand Prix Race Car". www.britishracecar.com. Retrieved 29 April 2013.