The P153, designed by Tony Southgate for 1970 F1 season, was first BRM powered by V12 engine. A V12 designed by Geoff Johnson was intended for sports cars but was used in F1 in McLaren M5A in 1967. Geoff Johnson updated the design by adding a four-valve head, based on the H16 485 bhp 4-valve layout; this improved the V12’s power output to 452 bhp in 1970 season. The works team was renamed as Yardley Team BRM backed by Yardley of London, the oldest firm in the world (established in 1770) to specialize in cosmetics, fragrances and related toiletry products. The BRM P153 gained first V12 victory when Rodriguez won the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix. In 1970 Rodriguez also finished 2nd in the USA Grand Prix, and was classified 7th in the final Championship standings. The P153 was also used in 1971 and 1972 seasons, but the Rodriguez’ win in Belgium remained the only victory of this car.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1970F1WCBelgian GP
Driver No.Entrant
Pedro Rodriguez1Yardley Team BRM
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFormula 1 Auto Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 27