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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1962
Numbers built:5 (2 never raced)
Predecessor:BRM P57
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 30, 2015
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Chassis 5781 The original P578 prototype, chassis 5781 is commonly referred to as 'Old Faithful' as it served BRM so well and for so long. It was used for testing and development work before being driven to a debut victory by Graham Hill at the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix. Hill would win two m>>>

Chassis '5782' Ahead of the 1962 season, Richie Ginther heavily crashed the P578 he was due to race in the World Championship during a test at Silverstone. Not rebuilt in period, it was presumably eventually reconstructed for Tom Wheatcroft's fabulous Donington Collection. For many years t>>>

Chassis 5783 After Richie Ginther was forced to compete in the first two Grands Prix with a V8-engined P57, he finally made his first start with the P578 using this chassis at the Belgian Grand Prix. His best result of the year was a third at the French Grand Prix. Ginther would continue>>>

  Article Image gallery (58) Chassis (3) Specifications