British Racing Motors – BRM – is an icon in the world of motor racing, with a celebrated history and a world-leading reputation to this day. The incredible spirit of the brand extends back to its beginnings when BRM made its name as Britain’s first Formula One team founded in 1949. (It was known as The British Racing Research Trust prior)
The company remains the only constructor (alongside Ferrari) to have triumphed in a World Championship with a car designed and built solely by themselves. That meant 1962, in particular, was a celebrated year for the team and nation with BRM’s all-British car winning the Formula One Constructors’ title and Drivers title with Graham Hill.
BRM raced in 172 Grands Prix from 1950 to 1974, achieving 17 wins, 11 pole positions and 15 fastest laps. To this day, the team holds the record as winner of the closest-ever
Grand Prix finish.
BRM's influence had a deep impact on the success of the British Motor sport industry which is still felt today. As 3-time World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart said: “If it wasn’t for BRM, our £11 billion British motor sport industry would not exist today.”
The legend continues...
BRM today remains an innovative and spirited brand with an exciting team celebrating the successes of the past and leading the brand forward for future generations to enjoy. Remaining absolutely true to the brand’s original values and visions, BRM’s journey continues to inspire the original fans and also captures a new audience fuelled by pride in British engineering, iconic design and unrelenting determination. BRM has been part of the Owen family for more than 70 years but consider that the Brand is held in trust for the nation.
Some of the world’s greatest drivers, including six World Champions, have at some point raced in a BRM car. Among the 57 hallowed names are Graham Hill, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Sterling Moss, Niki Lauda,
Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn and John Surtees.