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Alfa Romeo P1

23-Alfa-Romeo-P1-GP-byMerosi.jpg1923 Alfa Romeo P1 GP by Giuseppe Merosi Source
Alfa Romeo Tipo P1 GP
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Parent Company
Production 1923–1924
Assembly
Predecessor
Successor Alfa Romeo P2
Class Race car
Body style 2-seater
Layout
Platform FR/RWD
Engine 1990 cc I6 DOHC
95 bhp @ 5000 rpm (1923)
115 bhp @ 5000 rpm (1924)
Transmission
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Height
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Rear track
Weight 850 kg/ 1873 lb
Top speed 180-203 km/h
Fuel capacity
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Designer Giuseppe Merosi


Alfa Romeo Tipo P1 was first Grand Prix car made by Alfa Romeo in 1923. Car had 2.0 L straight-6 engine and it produced 95 bhp at 5000 rpms. Two cars were entered to Italian GP at Monza 1923, one for Antonio Ascari and one for Ugo Sivocci. When Sivocci was practising for the GP in september 1923 he crashed and was killed, after that Alfa Romeo withdrew from competition and development of the car was stopped. In 1924 new version was made and it produced 115 bhp but the car was kept out of competition. In 1923 Vittorio Jano was hired to Alfa Romeo to design new car and P2 was born.


Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., a subsidiary of the Fiat S.p.A. since 1986, car timeline, 1910-1949 Next ->
Type 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
4-cyl. 12 HP / 15 HP / 24 HP / 15-20 HP / 20-30 HP 20/30 HP RM
4-cyl. 40/60 HP
4-cyl. ES Sport
6-cyl. G1 / G2 RL
6-cyl. 6C - 1500 / 1750 / 1900 / 2300 / 2500
8-cyl. 8C - 2300 / 2600 / 2900
Racing
car
GP P1 / P2 Tipo A Tipo B (P3) Tipo C (8C-35) Tipo 308 158 / 159 Alfetta
Bi-motore 12C Tipo 512