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Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman OBE (ACBC), Great Britain
1928-05-19 - 1982-12-16
F1 Career: French 1956
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He studied structural engineering at University College, London where he joined the University Air Squadron and learned to fly. After graduating in 1948, he briefly joined the Royal Air Force.

Founder of F1 Team Lotus. He was invited to drive a third Vanwall at the 1956 French Grand Prix, but run into the back of his team-mate Hawthorne in practice, Colin's car was to damaged to race.
In 2009 Litespeed announced that it would use the historic Lotus name for its attempt to enter Formula 1 for the 2010 season.


Year Plac Points Nr / Team / Car Wins 2:nd 3:rd Poles FastL Races Ret Notes
1956 - 0 Vanwall 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R, 1 dns

Non F1

Year Series Result Team/Car Notes
1997 Inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America . at large .
1994 Inducted into Int. Motorsports Hall of Fame . . .
1978 Formula 1, constructors champion Team owner .
. Formula 1, drivers champion Team owner .
1973 Formula 1, constructors champion Team owner .
1972 Formula 1, constructors champion Team owner .
. Formula 1, drivers champion Team owner .
1970 Formula 1, constructors champion Team owner .
. Formula 1, drivers champion Team owner .
. The Guardian, Young Businessman of the Year . . .
. Commander of the Order of the British Empire . . .
1968 Formula 1, constructors champion Team owner .
. Formula 1, drivers champion Team owner .
. Tasman series champion Team owner .
1967 Tasman series champion Team owner .
1965 Formula 1, constructors champion Team owner .
. Formula 1, drivers champion Team owner .
. Tasman series champion Team owner .
. INDY500 champion Team owner .
. French F2 champion Team owner .
. British F2 champion Team owner .
1963 Formula 1, constructors champion Team owner .
. Formula 1, drivers champion Team owner .
. Awarded "Mike's Mug" by the Royal Aero Club . . .
1960 British GP touring car support race winner Jaguar .
1959 12h Sebring dns Lotus Elite .
1958 12h Sebring 6th Lotus Eleven Climax .
1957 12h Sebring 11th Lotus Eleven Climax .
. 24h LeMans dns Lotus Eleven Climax .
. BRDC Int. Trophy dns Lotus 12 (F2) Reserv entry
1956 24h LeMans ret Lotus Eleven .
1955 24h LeMans ret Lotus Mk.IX Climax with R Flockhart
1954 Founded Team Lotus . . .
. F1 consultant . BRM & Vanwall .
. BRDC Int. Trophy 17th Emeryson 56 .
. Tourist Trophy ret Lotus Mk.VIII MG .
1952 Founded Lotus Engineering Co Ltd . . .
1951 British Club-racing . Lotus III .
1949 RAF . Pilot .
1948 Began racing . Lotus Mk 1 .