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Lotus Racing Cars:Dominance, Decline & Revival 1968-2000
     

Lotus Racing Cars:Dominance, Decline & Revival 1968-2000

by John Tipler
 
In this second volume of his history of Lotus racing cars, John Tipler shows how the company maintained its pre-eminence in Formula 1, despite the death of Jim Clark in early 1968. He describes how Graham Hill restored the team's fortunes by winning the 1968 world championship driving the Lotus 49, and he looks in detail at the development of the successor to the 49,

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In this second volume of his history of Lotus racing cars, John Tipler shows how the company maintained its pre-eminence in Formula 1, despite the death of Jim Clark in early 1968. He describes how Graham Hill restored the team's fortunes by winning the 1968 world championship driving the Lotus 49, and he looks in detail at the development of the successor to the 49, the equally illustrious type 72 and at the types 78 and 79 that pioneered ground-effect aerodynamics. John Tipler's narrative gives a fascinating insight into the conception and development of these cars and into their fluctuating fortunes in the eras of turbocharging and active-ride suspension. He also recalls the decline of the team and the company after the death of Colin Chapman and the outstanding drivers who played leading roles in the story -- Rindt, Fittipaldi, Ickx, Andretti, Peterson, Piquet, Senna, Mansell, Herbert, Hakkinen. While he gives a full account of the last days of Lotus in Formula 1, he also celebrates Lotus's recent racing revival with the Elise. His narrative covers an exciting, innovative period in the rapid evolution of the racing car and a classic era of Formula 1.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750925532
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.63(d)

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