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Lotus 25
The Lotus 25
Lotus 25
was a racing car designed by Colin Chapman
Colin Chapman
for the 1962 Formula One
Formula One
season.[1] It was a revolutionary design, the first fully stressed monocoque chassis to appear in Formula One. In the hands of Jim Clark
Jim Clark
it took 14 World Championship Grand Prix wins and propelled him to his 1963 World Championship title
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Auto Racing
Auto racing
Auto racing
(also known as car racing, motor racing,[1] or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition. Almost as soon as automobiles had been invented, races of various sorts were organised, with the first recorded as early as 1867. Many of the earliest events were effectively reliability trials, aimed at proving these new machines were a practical mode of transport, but soon became an important way for competing makers to demonstrate their machines
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British Racing Motors
British Racing Motors
British Racing Motors
(BRM) was a British Formula One
Formula One
motor racing team. Founded in 1945 and based in the market town of Bourne in Lincolnshire, it participated from 1950 to 1977, competing in 197 grands prix and winning seventeen. BRM won the constructors' title in 1962 when its driver Graham Hill
Graham Hill
became world champion
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Vanwall
Vanwall
Vanwall
was a motor racing team and racing car constructor that was active in Formula One
Formula One
during the 1950s. Founded by Tony Vandervell, the Vanwall
Vanwall
name was derived by combining the name of the team owner with that of his Thinwall bearings produced at the Vandervell Products factory at Acton, London. Originally entering modified Ferraris in non-championship races, Vanwall
Vanwall
constructed their first cars to race in the 1954 Formula One
Formula One
season. The team achieved their first race win in the 1957 British Grand Prix, with Stirling Moss
Stirling Moss
and Tony Brooks sharing a VW 5, earning the team the distinction of constructing the first British-built car to win a World Championship race
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Frank Costin
Francis Albert "Frank" Costin (8 June 1920 – 5 February 1995)[1] was an automotive engineer who advanced monocoque chassis design and was instrumental in adapting aircraft aerodynamic knowledge for automobile use.Contents1 Career 2 Personal life 3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] Costin was an engineer with the de Havilland Aircraft Company when, in 1954, his brother Mike, a former de Havilland engineer then working for Lotus Engineering Ltd., asked him to design an aerodynamic body for a new racing car
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1964 Dutch Grand Prix
The 1964 Dutch Grand Prix
Dutch Grand Prix
was a Formula One
Formula One
motor race held at Zandvoort
Zandvoort
on 24 May 1964. It was race 2 of 10 in both the 1964 World Championship of Drivers and the 1964 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 80-lap race was won by Lotus driver Jim Clark
Jim Clark
after he started from second position
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Fastest Lap
In motorsport, the fastest lap is the quickest lap run during a race. Some series, like the discontinued A1 Grand Prix
A1 Grand Prix
and the current Formula 2 series, award bonus points to the driver/team with the fastest lap. In Formula One, where until 1960 drivers were awarded a point for setting fastest lap, Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher
holds the current record for the most fastest laps with 77. In Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
no point is awarded for the fastest lap
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Pole Position
In motorsport the pole position is the position at the inside of the front row at the start of a racing event. This position is typically given to the vehicle and driver with the best qualifying time in the trials before the race (the leader in the starting grid). This number-one qualifying driver is referred to as the pole sitter. Grid position is typically determined by a qualifying session prior to the race, where race participants compete to ascend to the number 1 grid slot, the driver, pilot, or rider having recorded fastest qualification time awarded the advantage of the number 1 grid slot (i.e. pole-position) ahead of all other vehicles for the start of the race. Historically, the fastest qualifier was not necessarily the designated pole-sitter. Different sanctioning bodies in motor sport employ different qualifying formats in designating who starts from pole position
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1962 Dutch Grand Prix
The 1962 Dutch Grand Prix
Dutch Grand Prix
was the eleventh time the Dutch Grand Prix (or Grote Prijs van Nederland) motor race was held. The race also held the honorary designation of the 22nd European Grand Prix. It was run to Formula One
Formula One
regulations on 20 May 1962 as race 1 of 9 in both the 1962 World Championship of Drivers
1962 World Championship of Drivers
and the 1962 International Cup for Formula One
Formula One
Manufacturers. It was held over 80 laps of the compact 2.6 mile Circuit Park Zandvoort
Circuit Park Zandvoort
for a race distance of just over 200 miles. It was won by British driver Graham Hill
Graham Hill
driving a BRM P57
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New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand
(/njuːˈziːlənd/ ( listen); Māori: Aotearoa [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island
North Island
(Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island
South Island
(Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand
New Zealand
is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia
Australia
across the Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand
New Zealand
developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK)[15] or Britain,[note 11] is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands.[16] Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland
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Formula One
Formula One
Formula One
(also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group. The FIA Formula One
Formula One
World Championship has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The "formula" in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants' cars must conform.[2] A Formula One
Formula One
season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (French for "grand prizes" or "great prizes"), which are held worldwide on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships: one for drivers, the other for constructors
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Dunlop Rubber
Dunlop Rubber
Dunlop Rubber
was a multinational company involved in the manufacture of various rubber goods. Its business was founded in 1889 by Harvey du Cros and he involved John Boyd Dunlop
John Boyd Dunlop
who had (re-) invented and developed the first pneumatic tyre. It was one of the first multinationals, and under du Cros and, after him, under Eric Geddes grew to be one of the largest British industrial companies. J B Dunlop had dropped any ties to it well before his name was used for any part of the business. The business and manufactory was founded in Upper Stephens Street in Dublin
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Tire
A tire (American English) or tyre (British English; see spelling differences) is a ring-shaped component that surrounds a wheel's rim to transfer a vehicle's load from the axle through the wheel to the ground and to provide traction on the surface traveled over. Most tires, such as those for automobiles and bicycles, are pneumatically inflated structures, which also provide a flexible cushion that absorbs shock as the tire rolls over rough features on the surface. Tires provide a footprint that is designed to match the weight of the vehicle with the bearing strength of the surface that it rolls over by providing a bearing pressure that will not deform the surface excessively. The materials of modern pneumatic tires are synthetic rubber, natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with carbon black and other chemical compounds. They consist of a tread and a body. The tread provides traction while the body provides containment for a quantity of compressed air
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Manual Gearbox
Animation: shifting mechanism of a gearbox with 4 gearsA manual transmission, also known as a manual gearbox, or colloquially in some countries (e.g. the United States) as a stick shift is a type of transmission used in motor vehicle applications. It uses a driver-operated clutch engaged and disengaged by a foot pedal (automobile) or hand lever (motorcycle), for regulating torque transfer from the engine to the transmission; and a gear selector operated by hand (automobile) or by foot (motorcycle). A conventional 5-speed manual transmission is often the standard equipment in a base-model vehicle, while more expensive manual vehicles are usually equipped with a 6-speed transmission instead; other options include automatic transmissions such as a traditional automatic (hydraulic planetary) transmission (often a manumatic), a semi-automatic transmission, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT)
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ZF Friedrichshafen
ZF Friedrichshafen
Friedrichshafen
AG, also known as ZF Group, and commonly abbreviated to ZF (ZF = "Zahnradfabrik" = " Gear
Gear
Factory"), is a German car parts maker headquartered in Friedrichshafen, in the south-west German region of Baden-Württemberg. Specialising in engineering, it is primarily known for its design, research and development, and manufacturing activities in the automotive industry. It is a worldwide supplier of driveline and chassis technology for cars and commercial vehicles, along with specialist plant equipment such as construction equipment. It is also involved in rail, marine, defence and aviation industries, as well as general industrial applications
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