Originally posted on the GGLC blog: The history of a race car (by Chapman Report Online) but I figured Lotus talkers would like to read it as well.
Question: Which Formula 1 car has been raced by no less than 4 World Champions?
Answer: The Lotus Type 49. More specifically the Lotus Type 49 Chassis R5/R10 which was raced by Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. Originally introduced in 1968 the R5/R10 chassis took Graham Hill to his 1968 Championship as well as victories in the '68 and '69 Monaco Grand Prix. <a href="http://www.lotus-central.com/index.php/en/historic-features/112-tale-of-type-49.html">Click through</a> to read the full history of a very special Lotus.
[From: <a href="http://www.lotus-central.com/index.php/en/historic-features/112-tale-of-type-49.html">Lotus Central</a>]
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimculp/2526325649/"><img src="http://gglotus.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/hill-monaco-300x202.jpg" alt="Graham Hill leads the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix in the Gold Leaf Lotus 49 (Chassis R5)"/></a>
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