The change from 1.5 liter engines in 1965 to 3 liters in 1966 was a turbulent one. BRM thought that they could one-up the competition, by combining two 1.5 liter flat 8 engines into one, large H16. Since the flat 8 was already tried and tested, they thought that the new engine could be developed quickly, and with far greater power than anyone else could imagine.

The sad result was a tricky, fragile and very heavy engine. Combining the two engine blocks required a redesign, the extra gearing to connect the two suffered frequent breakages, and the combination of the two flat 8s was far more than the weight of two of the old engines. The only victory was in the back of a Lotus at Watkins Glen in the hands of Jim Clark in 1966. During the 1967 season, BRM decided that the project was a failure, and focused on a V12 engine that the company had successfully developed for sports cars. That basic V12 design would power BRM cars until the company folded, 10 years later.

Complete Formula One Results[edit | edit source]

Entreats Cars Tires Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WCC Points WCC Pos.
1966 Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.png Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg
Team Lotus 43 F United Kingdom Clark Ret 1st Ret 13 5th
United Kingdom Arundell DNS Ret
Owen Racing Organisation P83 D United Kingdom G. Hill PO PO Ret Ret Ret 22 4th
United Kingdom Stewart PO PO Ret Ret Ret
1967 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of France.png Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico 1934-1968.svg
Owen Racing Organisation P83
P115
G United Kingdom Stewart Ret Ret 2nd Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 6th
United Kingdom Spence Ret 6th 8th 5th Ret Ret Ret 5th 5th Ret 5th
Reg Parnell Racing P83 G United Kingdom Irwin 5th 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret
Team Lotus 43 F United Kingdom Clark Ret 6 8th
United Kingdom G. Hill Ret
1968 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.svg Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of France.png Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg
Owen Racing Organisation P115 G United Kingdom Spence Ret 28 5th
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