Aston Martin DBR5
|Predecessor||Aston Martin DBR4|
|Engine||Aston Martin DOHC straight-6 Naturally aspirated, front-mounted|
|Notable entrants||David Brown Corporation|
23x15px Roy Salvadori|
23x15px Maurice Trintignant
|Debut||1960 XII BRDC International Trophy|
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to|
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.
The Aston Martin DBR5 (also known as DBR5/250) was a Formula One racing car, designed by the sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. Following the poor results of the Aston Martin DBR4 in the 1959 Formula One season the lighter and smaller DBR5 was intended to be quicker than its predecessor. However following poor results in 1960, Aston Martin decided to withdraw from Formula One.
The Aston Martin DBR5 was largely based on the DBR4, and used the same basic chassis and engine layout. Improvements were to make the DBR5 smaller and lighter, and engine modifications meant that the power output was finally close to the figure originally claimed by the Aston Martin workshop. The DBR5 also boasted all-independent suspension.
But when that car also failed to provide competitive results against the strengthening rear mounted engined cars, Aston Martin abandoned Formula One to concentrate on their more successful sports car projects.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (Races in italics indicate non-championship events.)
|David Brown Corporation||Roy Salvadori||Ret||0||-|
- Aston Martin DBR5. AstonMartins.com.