by Michael Oliver
Lotus 72: Formula One Icon tells the definitive story of the Lotus 72 one of the most striking and successful racing cars in the history of Formula 1.
Colin Chapman and Maurice Phillippe's striking wedge-shaped Type 72 Formula 1 car, was introduced on April 1st, 1970 as a replacement for the unsuccessful four-wheel-drive Type 63 and the ageing Type 49.
Having won both the World Drivers and Constructors Championship titles in 1970, the car went through a number of different evolutions to keep it competitive, resulting in a second pair of Championships in 1972 as well as the Constructors' Championship in 1973.
It was still winning races in 1974 and scoring points in 1975 The Lotus 72 was driven by some of the great racing drivers of the 1970s such Rindt, Fittipaldi, Peterson and Ickx.
Also included are full racing records and individual chassis histories for each of the cars built by Team Lotus.
Colour and Black & White Illustrations.
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