Comin’ and goin’…

Posted: November 10, 2021 in F1, Who,What,Where & When...?
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Denny Hulme’s snub/Monaco nosed McLaren M7A Ford passing Pedro Rodriguez’ very dead BRM P133 V12 during the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix…

By lap 16 there were only five cars left in the race won by Graham Hill’s Lotus 49B Ford from Richard Attwood’s BRM P126 and Lucien Bianchi’s Cooper T86B Maserati. Pedro boofed the Len Terry designed BRM on lap 16 having qualified ninth, Denny raced his car to fifth.

A couple of design aspects of the P126/133 design in the shot below are worth noting. The Hewland DG300 transaxle is the only occasion on which a non-BRM ‘box was fitted to a Bourne designed and built car. Checkout the remaining right-rear suspension componentry too, the twin-parallel-lower-links set up to better control rear toe, later picked up by all and sundry, was first designed for this car by Len.

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Credits…

Rainer Schlegelmilch

Tailpieces: Pedro and BRM P133 in pre-rooted state…

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Finito…

Comments
  1. David EM Thompson says:

    Big thumpin’ engine in a small car. With no wings. We’ll never see that in F1 again. Thank goodness for today’s vintage racing.

  2. Jim Culp says:

    Don’t forget there were only five finishers because after Denny Hulme broke a half shaft and the McLaren crew replaced it during the race so that he could finish in the points.
    Denny Hulme

    • David E M Thompson says:

      JC, your photo makes me a liar. Behind Hulme is Graham Hill, in the debut of the Lotus 49B, with wings. The first wings ever seen in F1.

  3. robert king says:

    Mark, not sure how Denny got seventh when there were ‘only five cars left’?

  4. David E M Thompson says:

    JC, your photo makes me a liar. Behind Hulme is Graham Hill, in the debut of the Lotus 49B, with wings. The first wings ever seen in F1.

  5. wt29 says:

    “Pre rooted” – very funny, very Australian

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