Lotus - Climax 25 winner Formula 1 World Champion 1963 with Jim Clark



The Lotus – Climax 25 is the car that dominated the Formula One World Championship in 1963. Colin Chapman with the project of version 25 revolutionized the formula 1, the car no longer had a tubular chassis, but a monocoque structure that made the car very rigid and light, but above all low and narrow with which frontal penetration was reduced.

Jim Clark at the wheel of the Lotus – Climax 25 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1963, winning his first drivers’ title. The Scottish pilot dominated the season, won seven races: Belgium, Holland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico and South Africa. Lotus also won its first constructors title. With the same year the Lotus 25 was modified to participate in the 500 miles of Indianapolis, where Jim Clark obtained a second place.


Lotus 25
Aluminium monocoque
Length: 3553 mm
Width: 1548 mm
Height: 787 mm
Brakes: Disc
Tyres: Dunlop


Coventry Climax FWMV 1496 cc V8 90°
Power: > 145 kw
Drive Type: Rear
Transmission: ZF 5DS10 five speed manual
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1963 with driver Jim Clark
GP winner: GP of Belgium 1963, GP of Holland 1963, GP of France 1963, GP of Great Britain 1963, GP of Italy 1963, GP of Mexico 1963, GP of South Africa 1963

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