GOODWOOD Festival of Speed. LOTUS 98T ( Ayrton senna's )
Chassis 004 was Ayrton Senna's race car for the second half of the 1986 Formula One Championship. It started from pole position on three occasions and achieved four podium finishes. Driver at Goddwood 2008 Gary Ward. Dawn Treader Performance.
Back to the real worl, some clips from Historic racing, starting with the late and much missed Tom Wheatcroft spinning his BRM V16, some Touring Cars from Donington, and events at Silverstone and Goodwood. Enjoy
LOTUS 87, 88, 91, 92 FORD JPS
LOTUS 87, 88 91, FORD JPS....Team Lotus was the motorsport sister company of English sports car manufacturer Lotus Cars. The team ran cars in many motorsport series including Formula One, Formula Two, Formula Ford, Formula Junior, IndyCar and sports car racing. More than ten years after its last race Team Lotus remains one of the most successful racing teams of all time, winning seven Formula One Constructors' titles, six Drivers' Championships, and the Indianapolis 500 in the United States, between 1962 and 1978. Under the direction of founder and Chief Designer Colin Chapman Lotus was responsible for many innovative and experimental developments in motorsport, in both technical and commercial arenas.
蘇る名車!!! John Player Special Lotus78 & Lotus88B 筑波サーキット Team Lotus
Classic Team Lotus Japanの協力で実現したクラシックF1のデモ走行！
John Player Special Mk.IIIとも呼ばれている。
もちろんエンジンはFORD COSWORTH DFVです。
ドライバーは、マリオ・アンドレッティ、 グンナー・ニルソン、 ロニー・ピーターソン、ヘクトール・レバーク
Goodwood Revival Meeting 2011 RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration (RAC TT race) Full HD!
Video by Marc Vorgers http://www.ClassicarGarage.nl
Goodwood Revival 2011 HD video. One hour two driver race for closed cockpit GT cars in the spirit of the RAC TT races, 1961-1964. Beautiful race half dry and half in the rain! Video overseeing St Mary's corner and Lavant.
Cars like AC Cobra, Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari 250 GT SWB, 250 GT SWB 'breadvan' Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato.
Drivers like Jackie Oliver, Tony Dron, David Hart, Derek Bell, Tiff Needell, Martin Brundle.
1968 Lotus 56 at the 2011 Goodwood Festival Of Speed
The 1968 Lotus 56 Turbine Indy car, driven here by Parnelli Jones, as seen at the 2011 Goodwood Festival Of Speed.
Lotus founder Colin Chapman is best remembered for having a lot of success with unconventional and revolutionary racing cars. One of the most outrageous Lotus designs was the Type 56, prepared for the 1968 Indy 500. Although the novelties found on the 56 were not new, but the combination proved to be a package very well worth the Lotus badge.
Designed by Maurice Philippe, the 56 was not equipped with a regular internal combustion engine, but with a Pratt and Whitney industrial turbine engine. Such an engine was used previously and proved very reliable. Due to the nature of a turbine engine, no gearbox was needed. Using the proven Ferguson four wheel drive system, the turbine engine's power was transferred to all wheels.
Although the turbine was not quite as powerful as the turbo charged internal combustion engines used by the competition, Chapman was confident that the four wheel drive system would give Lotus the edge over the rest. The operation was partly funded by Andy Granatelli's STP company and the wedge shaped cars were livered in STP's striking orange colour scheme.
Lotus intended to enter their two Formula 1 drivers, Jim Clark and Graham Hill and Granatelli himself would enter another two cars for American drivers, including Parnelli Jones. Unfortunately Clark lost his life in a Formula 2 accident earlier that year. His replacement, Mike Spence, was struck by tragedy as well, losing his life after a high speed accident with Lotus 56 in one of the Indy 500 test sessions.
Eventually Graham Hill, Joe Leonard and Art Polland entered the race with the turbine Lotus. Again Lotus' bold move proved successful with Leonard on pole, closely followed by Hill. Hill crashed out early in the race, and Leonard and Pollard both retired with fuel pump problems. Leonard was in the lead with just a few laps to go, when his turbine engine died.
A grief strucken Chapman had returned to Europe with Spence's body and left the turbine Indy cars in Granatelli's hands. He campaigned the cars with little success. At the end of the season the innovative cars were left obsolete when the sport's governing body (USAC) banned both turbine engines and four wheel drive.
Featured is Parnelli Jones' Type 56, which has benefited from a ground up restoration in recent years. It is in full running order, but it is no longer fitted with the original turbine engine. This unique racer is pictured here at the 2004 Eyes on Design exhibition held at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.