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The change from 1.5 liter engines in 1965 to 3 liters in 1966 was a turbulent one. BRM thought that they could one-up the competition, by combining two 1.5 liter flat 8 engines into one, large H16. Since the flat 8 was already tried and tested, they thought that the new engine could be developed quickly, and with far greater power than anyone else could imagine.

The sad result was a tricky, fragile and very heavy engine. Combining the two engine blocks required a redesign, the extra gearing to connect the two suffered frequent breakages, and the combination of the two flat 8s was far more than the weight of two of the old engines. The only victory was in the back of a Lotus at Watkins Glen in the hands of Jim Clark in 1966. During the 1967 season, BRM decided that the project was a failure, and focused on a V12 engine that the company had successfully developed for sports cars. That basic V12 design would power BRM cars until the company folded, 10 years later.

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

EntreatsCarsTiresDrivers123456789101112WCC PointsWCC Pos.
1966 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 1934-1968
Team Lotus 43 F United Kingdom Clark Ret1stRet 13 5th
United Kingdom Arundell DNSRet
Owen Racing Organisation P83 D United Kingdom G. Hill POPO RetRetRet 22 4th
United Kingdom Stewart POPO RetRetRet
1967 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Canada Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 1934-1968
Owen Racing Organisation P83
P115
G United Kingdom Stewart Ret Ret2nd RetRetRetRetRetRet 17 6th
United Kingdom Spence Ret6th8th5thRetRetRet5th5thRet5th
Reg Parnell Racing P83 G United Kingdom Irwin 5th 9thRetRetRetRet
Team Lotus 43 F United Kingdom Clark Ret 6 8th
United Kingdom G. Hill Ret
1968 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico
Owen Racing Organisation P115 G United Kingdom Spence Ret 28 5th