Lotus 72 on display at Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia
The iconic Lotus 72 Formula 1 car will be on display at the upcoming exhibition Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich to be held from 14 to 24 February 2014. The Lotus 72 will be on display among a total of 250 works of art which depict a rich and varied selection of both artistic and cultural pieces from the yesteryears to the present day.
Lotus 72 was originally designed as a F1 car by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe exclusively for the 1970 season. It displays an outstanding design which has taken inspiration from an earlier Lotus 56 while the 72 is a great deal faster with its Cosworth engine. Lotus 72 was seen driven by Jochen Rindt and John Miles with the car winning Dutch, French, British and German GPs. Rindt would have taken the car to even more victories had he not been killed in qualifying crash at Monza while at the wheel of a 72.