Lotus 49 Owners' Workshop Manual 1967 onwards (all marks) Ian
Wagstaff The Lotus 49 F1 car was designed by Colin Chapman and
Maurice Philippe for the 1967 F1 season. It was the first car to
use the legendary Cosworth DFV engine. The car was designed around
the DFV engine, and was highly significant in being the first
successful Formula One car to feature the engine as a structural
member. The Lotus 49 was also significant in being one of the first
F1 cars to feature aerodynamic wings, and was the first grand
prix-winning car to feature commercial sponsorship, in the form of
the famous red, gold and white Gold Leaf Team Lotus colours. Jim
Clark famously won on the car's debut at Zandvoort for the Dutch
Grand Prix in 1967, and it would also provide him with the last
grand prix win of his career in 1968, before Graham Hill went on to
win the 1968 F1 World Championship using the car. This manual
provides a fascinating insight into the design, evolution,
operation, maintenance and restoration of the Lotus 49. Key content
* The Lotus 49 story - brief history of Lotus, design, evolution
and racing history of the Lotus 49, and subsequent Lotus story. *
Anatomy - chassis, cockpit, Cosworth DFV engine, transmission,
suspension and steering, brakes, wheels and tyres, electrics and
aerodynamics. * Owning and restoring - buying, provenance,
paperwork, values and insurance, obtaining spare parts, restored
Lotus 49 profiles. * Driver's view - racing in period, with input
from Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi. Racing today with views
from drivers of cars running in historic championships. *
Engineer's view - factory mechanics' memories, maintenance and
repairs, setting up a Lotus 49, rebuilding and maintenance of a
Cosworth DFV engine, brief technical appraisal of rival F1 cars. *
Appendices including technical specifications, race results and
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