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Lotus 72

Lotus 72 1970 Jochen Rindt close up

Lotus 72 1970 Jochen Rindt








         Key Data         

Year : 1970
Driver : Jochen Rindt
Drivers Champion ?  Y
Makes Champion ?  Y


          Car Notes         

The new wedge shaped Lotus 72 was a leader in ground effect design. Chapman, ever the innovator was ahead of the pack again. Rindt was killed a few races from the end of the season but had enough points to be crowned world champion.


       Driver Notes       

Jochen Rindt
The only posthumous world champion. He won in the new wedge-shaped Lotus 72.