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The Climax FPF was based on one-half of the 1954 Climax FPE ("Fire Pump Engine") V8. The Inline four engine started as a 1,475 cc Formula Two design, then a 1,964 cc version won the first two races in the 1958 season in Cooper cars. An interim version measured 2,207 cc, until a revised block allowed a 2,467 cc capacity in late 1958. This, and a 2,497 cc unit in early 1960, led to Jack Brabham and Cooper winning championships in 1959 and 1960.

After the new 1.5 liter formula came into effect in 1961, a Mark II version of the 2,497 cc unit was created, measuring 1,499.8 cc. The 1.5L engine won three Grands Prix that year, until superseded by the new Climax FWMV. Later, the older unit was bored out to 2,751 cc for use at the Indianapolis 500 and for sports car racing. The exiting 2.5L engines gained a new lease on life when the Tasman series and Australian National formula came into existence in 1964, both having a maximum engine size of 2.5L.

Complete Formula One Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Entrant Chassis Tyre Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1957 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Abruzzo bandiera.svg Flag of Italy.svg
RRC Walker Racing Team Cooper T43 D Australia Jack Brabham Ret Ret*
Cooper Car Company A
6th 7th 7th
United Kingdom Les Leston DNQ Ret
United Kingdom Mike MacDowel 7th
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 5th Ret* Ret
JB Naylor D United Kingdom Brian Naylor 13th*
Dick Gibson United Kingdom Dick Gibson Ret*
Ridgeway Management United Kingdom Tony Marsh 15th*
Cooper T41 Australia Paul England Ret*
1958 Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 48-star U S flag.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Morocco.svg
Cooper Car Company Cooper T44
Cooper T45
D Australia Jack Brabham 4th 8th Ret 6th 6th Ret* 7th Ret 11th*
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Ret 4th 8th 11th 3rd 2nd 9th 5th 7th
United Kingdom Ian Burgess Ret
United Kingdom Jack Fairman 8th
New Zealand Bruce McLaren 5th* 13th*
RRC Walker Racing Team Cooper T43
Cooper T45
United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1st
France Maurice Trintignant 1st 9th 8th 3rd 8th Ret Ret
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart DNQ
France François Picard Ret*
High Efficiency Motors Cooper T43 D United Kingdom Ian Burgess 7th*
Dick Gibson United Kingdom Dick Gibson Ret*
Scuderia Centro Sud West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Ret*
Ecurie Eperon d'Or Belgium Christian Goethals Ret*
Tony Marsh Cooper T45 United Kingdom Tony Marsh 8th*
JB Naylor United Kingdom Brian Naylor Ret*
Robert La Caze Morocco Robert La Caze 14th*
André Guelfi France André Guelfi 15th*
British Racing Partnership United Kingdom Tom Bridger Ret*
Team Lotus Lotus 12
Lotus 16
United Kingdom Cliff Allison 6th 6th 4th Ret Ret 10th 7th 10th
United Kingdom Graham Hill Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret* Ret 6th 16th
United Kingdom Alan Stacey Ret
Ecurie Demi Litre Lotus 12 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb 11th*
  • * Ineligible for Formula One Championship points as they were Formula Two entries.