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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1970 - 1975
Numbers built:9
Designed by:Maurice Philippe / Colin Chapman for Lotus
Predecessor:Lotus 49B Cosworth
Successor:Lotus 76 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 12, 2016
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Chassis: R6
This was the first new chassis built in 1971. Chassis R6 did not race until the second half the season when it was used to some effect by Reine Wisell. In 1972 it was mostly raced by Dave Walker, who could do no better than fifth in the Brazilian Grand Prix. It was not until the 1973 season and after it was entrusted to Ronnie Peterson that chassis R6 finally became successful. The talented Swede scored four Grand Prix wins that year in this car. At the end of the year it was sold to Ian Scheckter, who enjoyed considerable success with it in local, South African event. Chassis R6's long career finally came to a close after another season of South African races in the hands of Eddie Keizan. Today this Lotus 72 is regularly campaigned and seen here at a variety of events.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1971
First owner Team Lotus
Major wins
1973 French Grand Prix (Ronnie Peterson)
1973 Austrian Grand Prix (Ronnie Peterson)
1973 Italian Grand Prix (Ronnie Peterson)
1973 USA Grand Prix (Ronnie Peterson)
Last known location Japanese Historic Racer
Appearances

2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2016 Zolder Masters Festival 2016 Zolder Masters Festival 2016 Zolder Masters Festival
2016 Zolder Masters Festival 2016 Zolder Masters Festival 2016 Zolder Masters Festival 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2007 Goodwood Revival
2007 Goodwood Revival 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2005 Silverstone Classic 2005 Silverstone Classic

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