Thursday, 2 March 2017

Lotus 49

Here's a couple of photographs I took at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1993.
This car was in a display of 'British Racing Green' and is the Lotus 49 driven by Jim Clark in the 1967 season when he finished in third place in the World Championship for Drivers, and in which he won the first race of the 1968 season, but died in an accident in a Formula 2 race at Hockenhein before the next race. Team mate Graham Hill went on to win the World Championship that year in his Lotus 49. In 1969 Jochen Rindt was the highest placed Lotus driver in one of these cars, finishing in fourth place, whilst Graham Hill was seventh. The team started the first four races of the 1970 season with the Lotus 49, but this was superseded by the Lotus 72 for the remaining races.
This car is the Lotus 49 of the Rob Walker team which competed in the 1968, 1969 and early 1970 seasons.

Lotus were second in the Constructors Championship in 1967, won the title in 1968 and finished in third place in 1969.

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