Colin Chapman

Colin Chapman, Monaco GP, 1962. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Colin Chapman, Monaco GP, 1962. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

19 May 1928
Richmond, Surrey

Colin Chapman. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Colin Chapman. Copyright Ferret Fotographic 2009. Used with permission.

Died:

16 Dec 1982
East Carleton, nr. Norwich, Norfolk

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

0 (1956)

Teams:

Lotus, Vanwall (1955-1982)

Went on to become a legendary name in motorsport, founder of Lotus and a huge innovator in both F1 and the car world. Died of a heart attack whilst still boss of Lotus.