Articles tagged Team Lotus

Page 60 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1980

Formula One Trend of Design

Steering Gear The Formula One designers are unanimous on one design feature, and that is the use of an enclosed rack-and-pinion steering gear. Apart from being mechanically efficient this mechanism fits neatly into the front end layout of a single-seater racing car. In the position and mounting of the steering rack there is some difference of opinion; while one designer mounts it behind the...

Page 12 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, September 1997

Team Lotus plans F1 comeback

Former racing driver David Hunt, brother of 1976 World Champion James, reaffirmed his intention, at last month's British Grand Prix, to take the Lotus name back into Formula I in 1999, five years after the collapse of the once-great factory team. Hunt, who bought the Team Lotus name from receivers in 1994, said that he has a £40 million budget "agreed, but not inked," and wanted to "end recent...

Page 36 of April 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 1983

Peter Wright

As the 1983 Grand Prix season begins, we talk to Team Lotus's Director of Research and Development about life with Colin Chapman and prospects for the future without him The late Colin Chapman originally set up a research and engineering base in Ketteringham Hall, a tastefully converted former boys' school close to the Lotus Cars factory at Hethel, back in 1976. The dynamic, forward-thinking...

Page 67 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 1978

Formula One Facets

The Gearbox The name of Mike Hewland and his engineering company are well known throughout the World for racing car gearboxes and final-drive units. They make racing gearboxes for everything from USAC Indianapolis cars to Formula Ford and apart from Ferrari the whole of the Formula One firmament rely on the Maidenhead concern in some way or another. At one time most constructors took a basic...

Page 32 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1974

Brazilian Grand Prix

Brazilian Grand Prix Fittipaldi wins at home Sao Paulo, January 27th Two weeks after the Argentine Grand Prix, opening round of the 1974 World Championship series, the Formula One teams moved on to Brazil where the 4.9-mile Interlagos circuit at Sao Paulo provided the venue for the second Grand Prix of the season. Although all the teams stayed out in South America between the two races, there was...

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Formula One: Estoril testing

Bad week for Goodyear During December a large number of Grand Prix teams journeyed to Estoril in Portugal, for what was scheduled to be Goodyear's most important Formula One test session for two years. With more than 1500 tyres on hand, including many experimental covers, it was hoped that 1988 race-tyre specifications could be finalised as a result of the information obtained. Unfortunately the...

Page 5 of March 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, March 1987

Livery and Engine Changes for Lotus

Ayrton Senna and his new Japanese team-mate Satoru Nakajima not only face the 1987 season armed with powerful Honda V6 engines, but Team Lotus has also announced a totally new sponsor for 1987 and 1988. The new Lotus-Honda 99Ts will be sponsored by the R J Reynolds tobacco group and carry the distinctive yellow livery of its Camel cigarette brand for the next two seasons. The 99T owes much to the...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

SEPTEMBER 15: Registrations for the 1995 WRC close. Only Subaru (above) has put its name down. .. 16: Malcolm Wilson wins the Manx International Rally, and in doing so wraps up the British Rally Championship. 18:The BTCC concludes at Donington, with victories for Paul Radisich (Ford) and Giampiero Simoni (Alfa). It marks Andy Rouse's final BTCC appearance, the preparation wizard having announced...

Page 32 of December 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 1994

INTERVIEW - JOHNNY HERBERT

Johnny come lately In 1989 he was F1’s blue-eyed boy. Five years down the road, things may finally be happening for Johnny Herbert . . . In Hungary, Johnny Herbert reached rock bottom. Looking back now he probably finds it hard to believe that his fortunes could have taken such a radical upturn since, but the dark memory of that race weekend will not fade for a while yet. “Hungary was the lowest...

Page 12 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, September 1997

M-B buys Neubauer archive

Mercedes-Benz last month acquired personal archives of its legendary driver and racing team manager Alfred Neubauer, and intends to put the priceless artefacts on display in its museum in Stuttgart. The unique collection of diaries, photographs, programmes, posters, rare models, awards and trophies forms a fascinating history of motor racing between 1922 and the 1950s, not least the glory days...

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