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C4. What famous names are associated with Team Lotus?




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This article is from the Lotus Cars FAQ, by esprit@netcom.com (Alan F. Perry) with numerous contributions by others.

C4. What famous names are associated with Team Lotus?

Innes Ireland
One of the last high-living drivers of F1, he came to fame in a Lotus
Formula Junior and won several F1 races for Lotus, including their first
ever win and their first Championship win.

Jim Clark
The greatest driver to get behind the wheel of a F1 car. World Champion
for Lotus in 1963 and 1965. Indianapolis 500 winner 1965. Drove and
won for Team Lotus until his death behind the wheel of a Lotus in 1968.

Graham Hill
World Champion for Lotus in 1968. The only man to have won Le Mans,
the Indianapolis 500 and the F1 World Championship.

Jochen Rindt
World Champion for Lotus in 1970. The only posthumous F1 drivers champion,
he was killed driving a Lotus 72 in practice for the 1970 Italian Grand
Prix.

Emerson Fittipaldi
World Champion for Lotus in 1972.

Ayrton Senna
As of this time, the last person to win a Formula One race driving a
Lotus. Three-time World Champion. Drove for Team Lotus from 1985
through 1987 and had his first six F1 wins in a Lotus.

Mario Andretti
World Champion for Lotus in 1978.

Nigel Mansell
World Champion 1992 and IndyCar champion 1993. Though he was a good
driver he realized little of his promise while with Team Lotus. While
with the team, he broke Lotuses and slipped on painted lines on the road
from 1980 through 1984.


 

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