Last weekend’s British Grand Prix was a fabulous race and plenty of British action to cheer on, with Lando Norris being the top Brit.
Away from the race track Haymarket, publishers of Autosport, were looking after guests at Whittlebury Park and we were invited to display a BRM in the main foyer.
Naturally we choose the P25, one with a connection to Stirling Moss who was invited to rent the car and race it in historic championships but the deal was never completed.
The P25 was the foundation of BRM’s success in the late 1950s and 60s and went on to be succesful in period events with the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association and won at Silverstone in 1979.
The current owner was very active with this car and even took it to America. More recently it has been in action at Goodwood where at the 2018 Members’ Meeting it qualified 2nd, but didn’t race due to the freezing temperatures. However it did return later that year for the Revival but retired. In 2021 the P25 came back to the Revival and won the Richmond Trophy in BRM’s 70th year.
By having the P25 at Whittlebury Park, it was a great opportunity to promote BRM’s reawakening and raising awareness of British Racing Motors.
Thanks to Will I’Anson for bringing the car on behalf of the owner.