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COVID-19 UPDATE

With the ongoing COVID-19 worldwide crisis Formula 1 has announced several race cancellations and postponements in the interests of safety for all concerned. We cannot with any certainty say when this situation will improve, and when the 2020 season will restart.

Formula 1, the Race Promoters and Circuits are all working on a revised 2020 / 2021 calendar to get things going again as soon as possible. Our website will be updated regularly to keep you informed of any further postponements and race date confirmation’s.

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THIS MONTHS FEATURE SPOTLIGHT

COLIN CHAPMAN - A TRUE INNOVATOR

In our previous feature on ground effect last month we touched on the innovations of Team Lotus. For this month’s spotlight feature we focus on the man behind one of motorsports most famous teams, Colin Chapman.

Colin Chapman was born in North London in 1928. He studied structural engineering at University College London, where he gained his degree in 1950. While studying he joined the University of London Air Squadron and learned to fly.

Following a brief commission in the RAF he took a job selling Aluminium to the construction industry, a role where his knowledge of structural engineering served him well. In his spare time, he designed his first race car which he based on an Austin 7, racing it at local events. He named the car Lotus which was rumoured to be after the nickname he gave to his girlfriend Hazel, later to become Mrs Chapman.

Driving the car himself he achieved some success, and with the prize money he developed the first officially named Lotus, the Mark 2. Chapman immediately began to demonstrate his innovative flair modifying the engine extensively to create more power. The results instantly paid dividends.

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