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B45 Lotus 72 By Pete Lyons

B45 Lotus 72 By Pete Lyons
Foreword by Emerson Fittipaldi who drove a 72 for the best part of 4 seasons from 1970 to 1973
Arguably the greatest F1 car ever, the Type 72 was designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe for the 1970 Grand Prix season. The 72 was revolutionary and a big step up from its predecessor - the very successful Type 49 - with inboard front discs, mid-mounted radiators and torsion bar suspension all wrapped in a sharp wedge body. In typical Lotus fashion it set new standards in F1 design and competed for an unprecedented 6 seasons winning 20 races, 3 Constructors’ titles and 2 Drivers’ Championships. It also carried two of the most iconic liveries in F1 history - the eye-catching Gold Leaf red, white and gold and the legendary black and gold of the JPS period.
The author, Pete Lyons, is a renowned motorsport journalist and was Autosport magazine’s F1 correspondent when the 72 made its debut right through to its retirement. He was on the scene throughout the 72’s long career and is therefore the perfect person to write its history. He once declared the 72 ‘my favourite Lotus’ and in this book he tells us why.
This wonderful book charts the story of the 72 in great detail and race-by-race from midway through 1970 to 1975. Lyons’ knowledgeable and insightful text is supported by over 325 magnificent and mainly colour photographs. Beautifully printed on high quality paper this will make an ideal Christmas present and is something of a bargain at £50.  

Published by EVRO Publishing Ltd (www.evropublishing.com)
Hardback, 280mm H x 235mm W, 304 pages, over 325 photos, mainly colour. ISBN 978-1-910505-33-5.

 
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