Like other manufacturers, BRM introduced new 1.5-Litre F1 car for 1961 to comply with new Formula 1 regulations. But their new 1.5 liter V8 engine was not ready in 1961, so the first season of the new formula BRM used Covenrty Climax FPF S4 engine available to any customer. Since 1962 P57 was equipped with BRM P56 V8 engine, and this combination was used in 1962-63 by works team and until 1965 by private entrants. One of BRM clients in 1963-65 was famous Scuderia Centro Sud, Italian private team from Modena owned and run by Guglielmo “Mimmo” Dei. In 1964 Dei entered P57 for Italian Giancarlo Baghetti and South African Tony Maggs. Maggs, who shared with Jo Siffert the European F2 Championship in 1961, in 1962-63 was Cooper Car Company F1 works driver. Then he moved to Scuderia Centro Sud for 1964 to take part in just 3 Grand Prix races. He retired at his first appearance behind the wheel of BRM P57 in British GP but then managed to get points in Germany and Austria. His P57 in Italian racing color is represented in this scale model by Spark.
|Tony Maggs||17||Scuderia Centro Sud|