The chassis in question was raced by Emerson Fittipaldi and Jochen Rindt, appreciating its last outing at the rsquo;s hands in Austria at 1970.

The Lotus was the sole Formula 1 car to take to the track now as part of the celebrations for its World Championship race that is 1000th.

“It’s odd getting back in — the way in which you get into them is quite particular, as the wheels don’t come away. I can recall seeing my daddy and I’m putting my hands and sliding in like he did.

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Damon Hill together with all the Lotus 49

Damon Hill with the Lotus 49

The Cosworth DFV engine of this Lotus 49

The Cosworth DFV engine of the Lotus 49

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