Armada BRM

24. May 2024 
by Ziv Knoll

Howden Ganley from New Zealand (picture above) pushes his BRM P180 hard during practice for the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix. He qualifies in 20th position, over three seconds slower than pole-man Emerson Fittipaldi in his Lotus 72.

Five (!) BRM’s were entered for this Monaco Grand Prix. Jean-Pierre Beltoise was 4th on the grid, Peter Gethin qualified 5th, Reine Wisell was in 16th, Helmut Marko was 17th and Howden Ganley 20th.

It rained heavily on Sunday and Jean-Pierre Beltoise (BRM) was masterful in these difficult conditions. Beltoise victory was the only of his Formula One championship career as well as the last win for the prestigious BRM team and the first for a Marlboro-sponsored F1 car.

Ganley, Wisell and Gethin were all forced to retire, while Marko was classified 8th, albeit 3 laps down on the winner, his team mate Beltoise (picture below).


Source: LAT Images

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