Lotus 49 Colin Chapman’s design genius combined with Cosworth Engineering’s Ford V8 engine and one of the greatest F1 race cars was born. The Lotus 49 chassis when fitted with the delayed Ford Cosworth DFV 3 Litre V8 took the F1 world by storm, winning its first GP in South Africa in 1968 with the late Jim Clark at the wheel. Want this in my garage.
Clark’s last race. Driving the Formula 2 Lotus 48, he was unhappy with the handling of the car and spun twice in practice. Here Clark helps re-fuel the Lotus right before the start of the 1968 F2 race at Hockenheim.