Lotus: A Formula One Team History

Authors: Grant-Braham, B.

Publisher: Crowood Press

Place of Publication: Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK


The unique book charts the progress of Team Lotus from 1958, when Colin Chapman first decided to move into the Formula One arena, right up to the present day.

Bruce Grant-Braham recounts details of every Formula One race that Team Lotus participated in, recording the triumphs and the tragedies, the successes and the failures. He also looks at the key personalities behind the scenes: first and foremost Colin Chapman, who inspired all who worked with him, and under whom the Team rose to the greatest heights; Peter Warr, who kept the team together after Chapman's death, and Peter Collins who has modernized the whole structure of Lotus; and not least, the drivers who left an indelible mark on racing history - Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson and Ayrton Senna, to name but a few. As well as personality clashes and politics on and off the course, the author covers all the different Lotus models, detailing the technical specifications for each, as well as the general developments in Formula One racing technology and Grand Prix regulations.

Lotus - A Formula One History is a thorough, in-depth account of the Grand Prix racing history of Team Lotus, illustrated throughout with stunning photographs. Complete with full statistics and results for each season, it is essential reading for anyone interested in this great sporting marque.

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Bruce Braham