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Lotus 72 - 1970 Onwards (All Marks)


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The Lotus 72 story: teething troubles; debut win in 1970 Dutch GP; Rindt's posthumous World Championhip in 1970; a lean year in 1971 with no wins; another title in 1972, for Fittipldi; team-mates Ronnie Peterson and Fittipaldi take seven wins in 1973; protracted old age with active use lasting into 1975. Anatomy of the Lotus 72: aerodynamics, chassis, engine, transmission, suspension, steering, brakes, wheels and tyres, electrics. Restore for track use: restoration projects; obtaining spare parts; making replacement parts. The owner's view: buying a Lotus 72; values and insurance. The driver's view: racing in period; racing now. The engineer's view: maintenance and repairs; set-up for racing. Original hardback edition ISBN 978 0 85733 127 4

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Ian Wagstaff is a freelance journalist specialising in motorsport and the automotive components industry. He writes for numerous magazines in both Europe and the USA, including Racecar Engineering, Race Engine Technology and Motor Sport. In 2006 he was awarded the Mercedes-Benz Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for his book The British at Le Mans. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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