Clark’s world cham­pi­onship-win­ning Lo­tus 33 to make pub­lic re­turn

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

The Lo­tus 33 raced to the 1965 F1 World Cham­pi­onship by Jim Clark will be on show at Race Retro as it makes its first pub­lic ap­pear­ance for over 40 years.

Clark took the 1.5-litre Coven­try Cli­max-pow­ered chas­sis R11 to vic­tory in the Bel­gian, Bri­tish, Ger­man and Syra­cuse Grands Prix on the way to his sec­ond World Cham­pi­onship.

Af­ter be­ing raced with BRM power by Gra­ham Hill in 1966, R11 was sold to a pri­va­teer in Canada and is thought to have had its last race in the 1969 Seat­tle 200.

The car was then dis­man­tled and stored be­fore re­turn­ing to the UK in 1978 when ac­quired by its cur­rent owner. It was in stor­age for 38 years but is now back to­gether ahead of a sym­pa­thetic re­fur­bish­ment by Clive Chap­man and the Clas­sic Team Lo­tus crew.

Lo­tus 33 to be seen again

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