78MM to celebrate Lotus 72 with incredible high‑speed demo
We’re very excited to announce our first high-speed demo of 2020’s 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting – an incredible display that will see the Lotus 72 celebrated alongside some of the most iconic Formula 1 cars of all time.
A mixed-year demonstration, this track moment will see Goodwood celebrate all of ‘The 72 Years’ from 1970 to 1975, when the revolutionary wedged design dominated F1, winning three constructors titles in five years.
The 72’s innovative design, with the first side-mounted radiators giving birth to the first set of sidepods, which have come to be a major part of F1 design, and the first set of inboard brakes.
The mighty 72 was raced by some of the greatest drivers of its era, including Jochen Rindt (F1’s only posthumous World Champion), Emerson Fittipaldi (who won the championship in 1972), Ronnie Peterson, Jackie Ickx and Graham Hill. Between them they racked up a record-breaking 20 Grand Prix victories in 75 races for the 72.
‘The 72 Years’ will rekindle memories of a time when technical ingenuity and driver skill won races rather than tyre management and DRS, cars were clearly identifiable and the dawn of proper sponsorship made liveries truly iconic.
But it won’t just be a group of Lotus 72s running round on their own, as cool as that would be. Goodwood will bring the 72 back together with its contemporary competitors in what should be a truly evocative high-speed demo.
The collection of Formula 1 royalty will bring together such icons as the McLaren M23, in which Fittipaldi would win his second championship in 1974, Ferrari icons the 312B and 312T, driven in their time by Lauda, Regazzoni, Villeneuve and Scheckter and Tyrrell 003 – Jackie Stewart’s championship winner in 1971.
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