COLIN CHAP­MAN

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The en­gi­neer­ing ge­nius be­hind Lo­tus on road and track. His list of big ideas in­cludes de­vel­op­ment of one of the ear­li­est and most suc­cess­ful rear- en­gined Grand Prix cars, pioneer­ing work on mono­coque con­struc­tion and aero­dy­nam­ics in the form of wings (1968) then ground ef­fects a decade later, with the Lo­tus 79. A to­tal of 13 GP Cham­pi­onships and that fa­mous win at Indy are part of his “Lighten and Sim­pli­cate” legacy.

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