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British Racing Partnership (BRP) was a racing team, and latterly constructor, from the United Kingdom. It was established by Alfred Moss and Ken Gregory - Stirling Moss's father and former manager respectively - in 1957 to run cars for Stirling, when not under contract with other firms.BRP ran a Cooper-Borgward Formula Two car and occasionally a BRM Formula One car in 1959, the latter being demolished in a spectacular crash at the Avus street circuit. BRP was the first Formula One team to sell the entire identity of the team in return for sponsorship income; they were sponsored by the Yeoman Credit Ltd. hire-purchase company from August 1959 and became Yeoman Credit Racing for the 1960 season. The team ran Coopers in both Formula One and Formula Two during 1960, with mixed success. During this time four of the team's drivers were killed while racing their cars, and the Yeoman Credit management became concerned that the team was not generating solely positive publicity for their company. The Yeoman Credit deal was passed to Reg Parnell Racing at the end of the year, and for the 1961 and 1962 seasons BRP was renamed UDT Laystall Racing, as part of a new, similar sponsorship deal.

For 1963, the team reverted to its original name and became a true constructor; they had been running Lotus 24s and Cooper T51s for the previous few seasons, and had tried to acquire the more modern, monocoque Lotus 25 without success. This caused chief designer, Tony Robinson, to design his own monocoque car, patterned very closely after the Lotus 25, but with a thicker skin and running a BRM V8 rather than the typical Coventry Climax engine run in the Lotus 25. This car is commonly referred to as the BRP-BRM and was raced by Innes Ireland and Trevor Taylor.

As a constructor, BRP took part in 13 Grand Prix rounds, scoring a total of 11 championship points. After 1964 the team was forced to withdraw from F1; BRP were denied membership of the Formula 1 Constructors Association which effectively deprived them of start money, then a significant factor in a team's income. BRPs were built for the Indianapolis 500 but enjoyed little success.

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As a privateer :
Year Chassis Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1958 Cooper T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4   ARG MON NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR
UK Tom Bridger Ret
1959 Cooper T51
BRM P25
Climax FPF 1.5 L4
BRM P25 2.5 L4
Borgward 1500 RS 1.5 L4
  MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA
UK Ivor Bueb DNQ 13
UK Stirling Moss DSQ 2
UK Chris Bristow 10
FRG Hans Herrmann Ret
1960 Cooper T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4   ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA
UK Chris Bristow Ret Ret Ret
UK Tony Brooks 4 Ret Ret 5 5
BE Olivier Gendebien 3 2 9 7
UK Henry Taylor 4 8 DNS
UK Bruce Halford 8
1961 Lotus 18
18/21
Climax FPF 1.5 L4   MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA
UK Cliff Allison 8 DNS
UK Henry Taylor DNQ DNP 10 Ret 11
BE Lucien Bianchi Ret Ret
AR Juan Manuel Bordeu DNS
US Masten Gregory Ret Ret
1962 Lotus 24
18/21
Climax FWMV 1.5 V8
Climax FPF 1.5 L4
BRM P56 1.5 V8
  NED MON BEL FRA GBR GER ITA USA RSA
UK Innes Ireland Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 8 5
US Masten Gregory Ret DNQ WD Ret 7 12 6
1963 Lotus 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8   MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA MEX RSA
US Jim Hall Ret Ret 8 11 6 5 8 10 8
UK Innes Ireland Ret Ret
1964 Lotus 24 BRM P56 1.5 V8   MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA MEX
UK Innes Ireland DNS
UK Trevor Taylor Ret

As a constructor :
Year Chassis Engine(s) Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points WCC
1963 BRP 1 BRM V8   MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA USA MEX RSA 6 6th
UK Innes Ireland Ret 4 7 Ret 4
1964 BRP 1
BRP 2
BRM V8   MON NED BEL FRA GBR GER AUT ITA USA MEX 5 7th
UK Innes Ireland 10 Ret 10 5 5 Ret 12
UK Trevor Taylor Ret 7 Ret Ret DNQ 6 Ret



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