Lotus-Ford Cosworth 72

LOTUS – FORD COSWORTH 72

HISTORY

The Lotus 72 with Ford Cosworth engine is a car designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe. The British car had structural innovations, such as radiators on the sides of the car and no longer on the nose, the brakes mounted inside the car and not on the wheels and the air intake for the engine mounted above the rider’s head. With the driving Jochen Rindt won the F1 World Championship in 1970. The Austrian rider could not celebrate the title conquest due to the fatal accident during the GP races of Italy. He won four consecutive races, Holland, France, Great Britain and Germany, and this made him maintain a points advantage over Jackie Ickx, which he could not reach with the Ferrari 312B, thanks to the victory of his substitute Emerson Fittipaldi in the GP of the States United which took away important points for the Belgian rider’s comeback.

CHASSIS

Lotus 72
aluminium monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4191mm
Width: 1880mm
Height: 1168mm
Brakes: ventilated discs, all-round, mounted in-board
Tyres: Firestone

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 90° V8 2993 cc
Power: 328 kw
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Hewland DG 300 5 speed Manual
Tank: 75 litres
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

1° Formula 1 World Champion 1970 – driver Jochen Rindt
1° GP of Holland 1970
1° GP of France 1970
1° GP of Great Britain 1970
1° GP of Germany 1970

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