One More Lap

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So while I’m waiting for the technical details to be checked on the next Lotus blog (the reason for the lengthy delay!) we’re jumping ahead a couple of years to 1982 when my father had moved from Lotus and was now Team Manager at Williams who were running Keke Rosberg and Derek Daly. The start […]


Who are we to Judge?

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I’d like to start by saying I do not currently possess a Formula One Super License, nor have I previously, nor will I ever have one. So although I don’t feel that I am adequately qualified to comment on the driving skills of those who are in possession of an F1 Super License and have […]

Carlos Reutemann (ARG) Lotus (Left), who retired from the race on lap 24 with a broken suspension, with Peter Collins (AUS) Lotus Team Manager (Right). Canadian Grand Prix, Rd 14, Montreal, Canada, 30 September 1979.

Instant Notoriety

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It had been a pretty intense introduction into the world of Formula One for my father. Colin Chapman was a perfectionist and a hard taskmaster to say the least. And emotions were high as Lotus were having a particularly bad season. After a lot of struggles with the Lotus 80 at the start of the […]

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A Telegram, Eleven Thousand Miles & an Interview

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I’ve always believed in fate. My parents believe in it and one of the greatest examples of it, for me, is the story of how my father ended up not only working in Formula One, but for his dream team, Lotus. But let’s start at the beginning. In his hometown of Sydney, opportunities to see […]



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I know I am probably biased, but I think my dad has had a pretty impressive career. He worked for three of the top Formula One teams at the height of his career, while working along side some of the most well known names in the industry. His achievements and success may not be recognised […]