The history of a race car (Lotus 49 R5/R10)

Graham Hill leads the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix in the Gold Leaf Lotus 49 (Chassis R5)
Graham Hill leading the 1968 Monaco Grand Prix in the Gold Leaf Lotus 49 (Chassis #R5)
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Question: Which Formula 1 car has been raced by no less than 4 World Champions?

Answer: The Lotus Type 49. More specifically the Lotus Type 49 Chassis R5/R10 which was raced by Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. Originally introduced in 1968, the R5/R10 chassis took Graham Hill to his 1968 Championship as well as victories in the ’68 and ’69 Monaco Grand Prix. Click through to read the full history of a very special Lotus.

[From: Lotus Central]

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