Thursday 11 April 2013

The Lotus 25

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Lotus 25 Formula 1 race car's Championship win.

Colin Chapman's fertile mind created it as the first effective monocoque chassis racer.

He introduced it in 1962, and in the hands of Jim Clark, it nearly took the Championship, losing out in the end to Graham Hill in the BRM P57.

For 1963, Clark drove the Lotus 25 to the first of his two World Drivers’ Championships, easily taking 7 of the 10 races.

Pen&ink and Prismacolor pencils on white archival stock
© Paul Chenard 2013

With its sleek lines and wonderful proportions, the Lotus 25 is considered by many as one of the most beautiful race cars ever made.

I can’t really disagree … especially with that lovely paint job!

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