Lotus 72 Haynes Manual

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Lotus 72 Owners’ Manual is an insight into owning, racing and maintaining Lotus’s legendary Formula 1 car.  Here, in this new Haynes Manual, is a unique perspective on what it takes to restore, maintain and race a Lotus 72, as well as an insight into the design and engineering of this legendary racing car.

• The Lotus 72 story: teething troubles; debut win in 1970 Dutch GP; Rindt’s 
posthumous World Championhip in 1970; a lean year in 1971 with no wins; another 
title in 1972, for Fittipldi; team-mates Ronnie Peterson and Fittipaldi take seven 
wins in 1973; protracted old age with active use lasting into 1975. 
• Anatomy of the Lotus 72: aerodynamics, chassis, engine, transmission, suspension, 
steering, brakes, wheels and tyres, electrics. 
• Restore for track use: restoration projects; obtaining spare parts; making 
replacement parts. 
• The owner’s view: buying a Lotus 72; values and insurance. 
• The driver’s view: racing in period; racing now. 
• The engineer’s view: maintenance and repairs; set-up for racing

Hardback, 270 x 210mm, 160pp 
Written by Ian Wagstaff

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