A Scalextric Team Lotus Type 49b
It takes a bold person to accept a job offer when the two previous occupiers of said job have perished undertaking the requirements of the role — unless you’re a Formula 1 driver in the 1960s, when it’s probably par for the course.
Graham Hill became the number-one driver for Lotus in 1968 in the Type 49B he helped develop following the deaths of Jim Clark and Mike Spence earlier in that same year. Hill went on to take his team to victory for the season and claim his second drivers’ championship.
The Lotus 49 remains one of the most loved and respected cars in Formula 1 history. It was the first one to feature the engine as a ‘stressed member’ (meaning that the motor was integral to the structure of the car), and had varying degrees of success with the first aerofoil wings introduced during the ’68 season. The 49 was retired in 1970 but lives on in the hearts and minds of many who love the sport.
To get a chance to win our featured Scalextric Type 49B — as supplied by the good guys at Toymod Ltd, the New Zealand Scalextric distributor — just answer the following question:
Name Graham Hill’s son, who also went on to Formula 1 greatness.