Tag Archives: Colin Chapman

Mario Andretti, Lotus 79, 1979 Dutch Grand Prix

Mario’s Title Year

Here is a thoughtful Mario Andretti during his Championship Year in a Lotus 79 before the start of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort on August 27, 1978. Andretti and his teammate Ronnie Peterson qualified in the first two grid positions and led the entire race in that order, Peterson finishing only 3/10ths of a second […]

Jochen Rindt, Colin Chapman, Lotus

The Best of Everything

In 1970 Jochen Rindt was the best F1 driver and Colin Chapman at Lotus was unquestionably the best designer. They both knew that they were now a winning combination: Rindt’s undoubted talent and Chapman’s Lotus 72. But the 72 was no yet fully ready for the Monaco Grand Prix so Rindt made do with the […]

Salute to Victory

In this dynamic image Jim Clark crosses the finish line receiving the checker from a somewhat acrobatic marshall and gets a joyous salute from Lotus owner and team manager Colin Chapman. This was at the 1965 French Grand Prix which took place on June 27th over 40 laps of the Charade circuit near Clermont-Ferrand, the home […]