Backed by driver opinions and generously illustrated, including technical diagrams, the book gives a thorough outline of the car's development and race career, including its many variants and its 'afterlife'. --Motor Sport
Refreshingly personal ... a valuable guide to a machine about which too little has been written. --Octane (UK)
Colin Chapman's previous attempts at producing a Formula 1 car had been a complete disappointment. Despite being technically advanced, extreme lightness led to numerous structural failures.In 1960, Chapman decided to start with a clean sheet of paper, assessing the basic requirements for a contemporary Formula 1 car, and identifying how to achieve them in the most straightforward, uncomplicated way. The result was one of Chapman's greatest creations - the Lotus 18 - a trendsetting, rear-engined car that was to set new performance standards from the outset.Driven by some of the top drivers of the era - including Innes Ireland, Jim Clark, and John Surtees - it was Stirling Moss who made the car's name, winning four Grands Prix, including his sensational victories over Ferrari, against all odds, at Monaco and the Nurburgring in 1961.This book descibes the history of the Lotus 18 throughout its 7-year competition career, via season by season summaries, and provides detailed appendices charting the individual histories of all 28 chassis that were built. Full race results are also presented, along with driver achievements.
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Buchbeschreibung Veloce Publishing Ltd Jun 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 261x262x22 mm. Neuware - In 1960, Colin Chapman sought to identify the most straightforward and uncomplicated way of building a Formula 1 car. The result was his first rear-engined design, the trendsetting Lotus 18. This book charts the 18's competition history, from its inception, up to 1966 - via sensational victories over Ferrari at Monaco and the Nurburgring. 192 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781845845209