Podcast: Tony Southgate — Creating an Indy 500 winner, life at Lotus and conquering Le Mans with Jaguar

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The best engineers often have to work in the most diverse environments, as Tony Southgate explains in our latest Engineering the Greats podcast – he expands on creating an Indy 500 winner, emerging victorious at Le Mans and life at some of F1's iconic teams

For success matched only by sheer diversity, few can hold a light to engineering ace Tony Southgate, who joins Rob Widdows for the newest episode of our Engineering the Greats podcast series – produced in association with Scalextric.

Designer of Bobby Unser’s Indy 500-winning Eagle 68 car and the creative mind behind Jaguar’s Le Mans-conquering XJR-9, the Coventry native has marked himself out as one of racing’s great lateral thinkers.

He also worked at some of F1’s legendary teams, being a key contributor to the trailblazing ground-effect Lotus 78 as well as penning designs at BRM, Shadow and Arrows.

Along the way, Southgate worked with some of its greatest drivers, including Mario Andretti, Pedro Rodriguez and Dan Gurney.

In this latest episode of Engineering the Greats, Southgate pulls back the curtain on some of motor sport’s seminal moments.

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