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Lotus 18 – Colin Chapman’s U-turn

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In 1960, Colin Chapman sought to identify the most straightforward and uncomplicated way of building a Formula 1 car. The result was his first rear-engined design, the trendsetting Lotus 18. This book charts the 18’s competition history, from its inception, up to 1966 – via sensational victories over Ferrari at Monaco and the Nürburgring.

The Lotus 18 was Colin Chapman’s first rear-engined single-seater, becoming a milestone in the history of the Grand Prix car.

This is the first book devoted solely to the Formula 1 Lotus 18 and its competition history.

This book gives a full description of the design and construction of the Lotus 18 together with season by season reviews of its competition history, chassis histories, race records and analyses and driver performance illustrated with 150 rarely seen photographs.


  • The full history of the Lotus 18 Formula 1 car
  • The reveals chassis design and construction
  • The development of the Coventry Climax FPF engine
  • Seasons reviews of the 1960 to 1966 Formula 1 seasons
  • Season review of the 1961 Formula 2
  • 1961 inter-continental season review
  • Analysis and statistics of the 1960-66 seasons
  • Full chassis-by-chassis history and race record
  • Driver and team data
  • Includes 150 rarely seen illustrations


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Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Author: Mark Whitelocke
Hardcover, 192 pages