JUN 01st 2020

Damien Smith

A landmark first for Lotus, 60 years on

It’s been 26 long years since a Lotus – a real Lotus, not another team just carrying the badge and piggy-backing history – started a Formula 1 grand prix. But such was the constructor’s prolific rate of success during its F1 lifetime between 1958 and ’94, Lotus is still fifth in the table of most victories, behind only Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Mercedes. Its 79th and last win was delivered by Ayrton Senna on the streets of Detroit in 1987 – and its first by Stirling Moss, 60 years ago, at Monaco on 29th May 1960.


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