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Video: Seven minutes of single-seater Lotus heaven

14th September 2020
Laura Thomson

What could you do in seven minutes? Empty the dishwasher, browse the news, make the bed? Or, you could put grown-upping aside for a moment and indulge in seven minutes of open-wheeled Lotus heaven. I know which I’d choose.

Climb aboard one of the smallest and least powerful cars at the 2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the 1963 Lotus 27 Formula Junior, and experience the hottest of all hotlaps as Danny Baker muscles all 400kg and 1.1-litres of it around the track.

Baker’s enthusiastic driving sends him spinning at the Corkscrew, but he quickly hops back on track and behind the two leaders, resuming the chase as if nothing had gone amiss… This video is proof that it’s not what you got, but how you use it, with the diminutive Lotus out-performing far more potent competition.

Welcome to Goodwood Elevenses, a mid-morning helping of motoring-related amusement to help break up your day. Watch the last video: Sébastien Loeb really loves donuts

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