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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 R4 Chassis R4 is believed to have been constructed around the remains of R1 after John Miles' violent crash during the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. As R4, this Lotus 72 was first raced by Graham Hill at the Oulton Park Gold Cup. He finished a lowly 18th. The two-time Wor>>>

Chassis R5 Pressed into service for the final races of the 1970 World Championship, chassis R5 debuted during the Italian Grand Prix weekend but was ultimately not raced. Starting third, it was driven to victory in the subsequent US Grand Prix by Emerson Fittipaldi. Raced by the talent>>>

Chassis R5-2 Following a heavy accident in practice for the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix, the original and hugely successful chassis R5 was set aside. A new car was built up for the 1974 season, using the same identity. It was allocated to new signing Jackie Ickx, who raced it for the better pa>>>

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>>>

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