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LOTUS CELEBRATES ‘SPEED KINGS – MOTORSPORT'S RECORD BREAKERS’ AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2019

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  • Emerson Fittipaldi reunited with his championship winning Lotus 72
  • Lotus 49, as driven by Graham Hill, united with his grandson Josh Hill

(Hethel, UK – 8 July 2019) – The Goodwood Festival of Speed has finished for 2019 and Lotus had cause to celebrate throughout the four days with memorable events and activities following the theme of ‘Speed Kings – Motorsport's Record Breakers’.

Highlights included:

  • The special Lotus Type 25/R6 F1 racing car, in which Jim Clark set the record time of 1:20.4 seconds for a lap of the Goodwood circuit in 1965.
  • The new Lotus Evora GT4 Concept race car, making its dynamic debut at the Festival set some blisteringly quick times up the hill. Behind the wheel was Gavan Kershaw, Director of Vehicle Attributes, Lotus Cars.
  • The full range of Lotus road cars – the Elise, Exige and Evora – on display and driven up the hill in the popular Michelin Supercar Run.
  • The Lotus 72 (Chassis 5) was reunited with its legendary driver Emerson Fittipaldi for the first time since 1973. He had taken it to the drivers’ and constructors’ World Championship in 1972 and campaigned with it again in the 1973 season.
  • Driving Graham Hill’s Lotus 49 (Chassis R10), was his grandson, Josh Hill (who is the son of the 1997 F1 World Champion, Damon Hill). This landmark car is the only F1 car to have won the Monaco GP twice – in 1968 and 1969 – and Josh drove it in the high-wing 1968 specification.

There was one other big draw on the Lotus stand. With only eight days to go until the global debut of the new Lotus Evija electric hypercar in London, hundreds of fans caught an early glimpse during a special sound and light show experience on the Lotus stand.

Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, said: “The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 will go down in Lotus history as one of the most memorable and exciting for many years. It was great to meet so many customers and fans of Lotus, to celebrate our unique heritage and give a tantalising glimpse of the future with the Lotus Evija.”

His Grace, the Duke of Richmond, and Formula 1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi also visited the Lotus stand, with the Duke commenting: “It is great to see Lotus back with such force with a fantastic stand and a very exciting hypercar tucked away in there.”

Summary

Eight legendary Lotus cars prepared by Lotus Cars and Classic Team Lotus drove the Goodwood Hill Climb at the 2019 Festival of Speed:

Lotus 18 – chassis 912

Lotus 38 – chassis R7

Lotus 49 – Chassis R10

Lotus 72 – Chassis 5

Lotus 79 – Chassis 2

Lotus Evora GT4 Concept

Lotus Exige Sport 410

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport

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Lotus Evora GT4 Concept Goodwood FOS - High Res-9.jpg

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport Goodwood FOS - High Res-4.jpg

Lotus Exige Sport 410 Goodwood FOS - High Res-6.jpg

Lotus Type 49_Josh Hill Goodwood FOS - High Res-1.jpg

Lotus Type 72_Emerson Fittipaldi Goodwood FOS - High Res-3.jpg


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