Lotus 98T (1986), Goodwood, 2012

F1 Lotuses celebrated at the Goodwood Festival

2012 Goodwood Festival of SpeedPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

A huge collection of Formula 1 Lotuses appear at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

They include some of the most innovative, radical and successful cars in F1 history.

Game-changers like the monocoque 25, Cosworth DFV-sporting 49 (the very chassis which won its first F1 race at Zandvoort in Jim Clark’s hands) and modern-looking 72 are cheek-by-jowl with some of Colin Chapman’s more unusual creations.

The turbine-powered 56B, unraced 58 and banned 88B also feature.

Several post-Chapman era cars are also on show, including a 97T campaigned by Ayrton Senna in 1985 and a V12 Lamborghini-powered 102.

A handful of non-F1 cars are on show including a prototype IndyCar built in 1986 but never raced.

Here are pictures of the many Lotuses on display:

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