Last weekend, the BRM team headed to Goodwood’s Festival of Speed 2022, a true spectacle of automotive greats. We were thrilled to have the BRM P578, supplied by the Revs Institute, and the BRM P83, owned by Juergen Boden, heading up the hill twice a day in the ‘Grand Prix Greats’ category.
Each of these cars holds a special place in BRM’s history. The BRM P83, designed by Tony Rudd, used a highly unorthodox H16 engine, consisting of two flat eight-cylinder engines stacked one on top of the other, and was driven by both Sir Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill. The BRM P578, known to many as ‘Old Faithful’, brought Graham Hill the Formula I World Drivers’ Championship and BRM the Formula One Constructors’ World Championship in 1962.
Whilst the cars themselves drew a crowd each day, it was also the array of drivers who truly made this Festival of Speed so special. Amongst them were Karun Chandhok, Sir Jackie Stewart, and Damon Hill, all Formula 1 greats breathing life into BRM’s ‘driven by champions’ strap-line. It was particularly poignant to see Damon drive the P578 60 years on from when his father drove the same car to win BRM our World Championship victory.
A huge thank you to all those who attended, helped organise, and made the weekend so remarkable, and a special thank you to our snappers – @podiumlegends and @james__capsule! If you attended and saw the cars, feel free to tag us on social media, or use the hashtag #BRMatFOS to be featured. BRM will be returning to Goodwood this autumn for the Revival, so watch this space for more updates!