Dario Franchitti on Jim Clark's 1965 Indy 500-winning Lotus 38 Ford

In 2010, 45 years after Jim Clark drove his Lotus 38 Ford to a dominant win at the 1965 Indy 500, Dario Franchitti got to live out a dream by strapping in and driving his hero's car himself. Dario had just come off a season in which he scored both his second Indy 500 win and the IndyCar title. » 5/25/14 12:48pm 5/25/14 12:48pm

Colin Chapman’s simple and chilling definition of a Formula One race car

To see the most interesting document at the Frankfurt Motor Show, one had to get a particular stool at Lotus then not sit down on it. Beneath a layer of glass was a page from Colin Chapman’s notebook from the summer of 1975 which contains many of his iconic quotes about Formula One cars. Some are simple, some are… » 9/16/11 1:30pm 9/16/11 1:30pm

Mr. Chapman Goes to Indianapolis: The Lotus-Ford Story

In 1961, after witnessing Jack Brabham's 9th-place finish in the Indy 500 in a mid-engined Cooper, Dan Gurney hooked up Colin Chapman and the Ford Motor Company to build a car for the '63 Indy 500 that would truly change the face of American open-wheel motorsports. But it was hardly a cakewalk. While Gurney felt it… » 11/17/06 12:15am 11/17/06 12:15am

Commenting on F1 via Fiction: Posthumous Legends Interview

What if you could get Alberto Ascari, Ayrton Senna, Jim Clark and Bruce McLaren 'round the table for a sit-down on the current state of Formula 1? A guy by the name of Parminio did just that on an unofficial McLaren fan site. Mindful that with the exception of the safety of modern F1 cars, the racing seemed to be so… » 7/20/05 1:15pm 7/20/05 1:15pm