BRM V16 In Camera

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BRM V16 In Camera

BRM V16 In Camera

A photographic portrait of Britain's glorious Formula 1 failure

Author: Anthony Pritchard

  • 9780857332356
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  • 2012
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BRM (British Racing Motors) was a motor racing venture created in 1950 to represent Britain in the new Formula 1 category. A symbol of Britain s post-war rebirth, the BRM car did nothing by halves: its 1.5-litre 16-cylinder supercharged engine and advanced specification made it a technical tour de force, but it earned a reputation as a fantastic folly, such that Stirling Moss described it as without doubt the worst car I ever drove . This book is a fascinating portrait of a racing car that still engenders enduring fascination. The story of the BRM V16 is explored through a remarkable collection of 400 period photographs, many not previously published. The car s protracted and painful design and development is outlined in detail. Meticulous coverage of every race from 1950 to 1954. The things that went wrong: crashes, shredded tyres (owing to the engine s prodigious power), engine failures, team fallibilities, and so on. Biographies of all the personalities involved, including team boss Raymond Mays and designer Peter Berthon. The drivers are covered in detail: they include Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio, José Froilán González and Peter Collins.

Publisher: Haynes Publishing

Status: New Sale Item

Condition: New

Number of pages: 336

Black & white images: 200

Binding: HBD

Origin: U.K

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