The first Lotus single seater is driven for the first time, 63 years after she was revealed at the 1956 Motor Show.
Autosport is the leading motorsport magazine, covering the World Championship since 1950. The 1,000th World Championship race inspired the editorial team to debate the age old question; which is the greatest F1 car?
Classic Team Lotus played a key role in the 1,000th World Championship race in China. Team Manager Chris Dinnage ran 49B/R10 for Damon Hill to demonstrate, throughout a weekend of celebration.
The Barber Motorsports Park played host to the Indycar Championship last weekend. Lee Clark took the opportunity to ask Mario Andretti about his years of working with Bob Dance, when Bob was Chief Mechanic for Mario at Team Lotus in the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. (Scroll down for clip).
Classic Team Lotus is restoring the unique Lotus type 56B which Emerson Fittipaldi raced in the 1971 Italian GP at Monza and has made an interesting discovery…...
Born this day, 1936, Jim Clark would have celebrated his 83rd birthday.
In the midst of the hubbub of the Classic Team Lotus Raceshop, an artist is quietly painting a blank canvass with an artwork which is instantly recognizable to Lotus enthusiasts.
A special moment at Hethel
Classic Team Lotus is delighted to have helped Greg Thornton to victory in the 2018 FIA Historic F1 Championship.
Black & Gold, The Story of the John Player Specials, is a wonderful new book about a brilliant era for Team Lotus.
Recently Clive Chapman and Hazel Chapman were trawling through a box of assorted old photographs and stumbled across perhaps the first ever full-size wind tunnel test. The type 29 was the first Lotus Indy car; the photos show that the anticipated high speeds on the Indy oval gave cause for careful thought about the windscreen design. Evidently this led to what was perhaps the first-ever full-size windtunnel test.
Four Classic Team Lotus customers made the significant effort to take advantage of the first ever opportunity to race their historic Lotus F1 cars at the great Suzuka circuit, home of the Japanese F1 GP since 1987 (bar two years at Fuji). All four did well, with the crowning glory being a one-two finish in Sunday’s race for Greg Thornton and local hero Katsu Kubota, in their 1982 De Angelis and Mansell Lotus type 91s.
11th September 2018 was 40 years since the tragic death of Ronnie Peterson, at the 1978 Italian GP.
Greg Thornton is FIA Historic F1 Champion for second time with Classic Team Lotus