Lotus F1

The Lotus 72D was the first of the iconic John Player Special cars and was also the model that Emmerson Fittipaldi drove to win the 1972 Formula 1 World Championship.

The car was so good that Lotus used it for 6 seasons in various configurations and is remembered to this day as the most successful Formula 1 car in history. The Lotus 72 won 20 races and 3 Constructors World Championships.

This is the 1972 race at Monza, Fittipaldi took the chequered flag in no uncertain terms after Jackie Stewart was forced to retire early. The video has no added sound, just the roar of the engines and the ambiance of an Italian motor race.

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Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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