All News: lotus 49


Just Keep It On The Road (Atlanta)

June 10th, 2014 by

Week Five of the Grand Prix Legends Lotus 49 series headed to bumpy Road Atlanta.  On Saturday, 15 sim-racers lined up for a 2462 SOF race of 18 laps with Mike Dam leading the way after qualifying with a 1:20.485, almost .3s faster than Gary Teall in second.  Row Two was occupied by Jason Shadd … Read the Rest »

The Brickyard Finnvasion

May 28th, 2014 by

On a Wednesday like any other 18 sim-racers in their Lotus 49s got into formation for the rolling start of a 27 lap sprint around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a 2488 SOF race.  Ten of the 18 participants were from Finland, over half the field.  Leading the charge towards the Start/Finish line was championship hopeful … Read the Rest »

Laguna Seca + Power – Downforce = Win

May 22nd, 2014 by

Thirteen sim-racers lined up on the grid at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in their Lotus 49s for a 2834 SOF race.  The top three qualifiers (Michel Dudognon, Mick Claridge, and Jason Shadd) all posted times in the low 1:24s and were separated by less than a quarter of a second.  Behind them came another set … Read the Rest »

Something Old, Something New – I’m Excited, How About You?

May 19th, 2014 by

The Circuit of the Americas became available in iRacing just last month, and the Lotus 49 is among the, er, “oldest” cars available to sim-racers.  So how good could this combination really be?  Well the truth is the world discovered this magical combination over a year ago when Caterham F1 reserve driver, and only American … Read the Rest »

Summer of Love (for the Lotus 49)

May 8th, 2014 by

On October 1st 1967 at Watkins Glen it was the other Ford powered Lotus of Graham Hill that sat on pole position on a beautiful, sunny day in central New York State.  Jim Clark was starting from second place and even lost a position on the opening lap to American driver and race winner Dan … Read the Rest »

Zandvoort Dents Dietzels Progress

April 7th, 2014 by

Zandvoort is a curious racetrack on the iRacing service.  It has a great heritage and history, is known around the world and is famous for the debut, and maiden victory, of the influential Lotus 49 – yet amongst iRacing drivers it regularly produces below average turnouts. The turnout at the former home of the Dutch … Read the Rest »

The Fall and Rise of Grand Prix Legends

March 27th, 2014 by

This is my story of the fall and rise of iRacing.com’s Grand Prix Legends series. There were times I was not involved, and thus I don’t have all the details, but I hope my perspective offers some insight into how the series has come back from the brink, and offers some reason to come and … Read the Rest »

Get to Know: Will Lamb

March 17th, 2014 by

Born in 1995, Will Lamb has accomplished a great deal since joining iRacing in the summer of 2010.  Lamb’s career oval and road statistics are nearly mirror images of one another.  On the oval side, Lamb has 376 career starts races and has scored 43 wins. He has finished in the top five nearly 62% … Read the Rest »

Driving with Both Eyes

February 15th, 2014 by

Every sim-racer, as well as everyone who’s raced live knows that racing is a matter of details.  A heartbeat’s time can be the difference between a brilliant move and utter disaster. So, both in live racing and on the computer, people seek an edge.  Sim-racers can debate endlessly about the benefits of better CPUs and … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Nicklas Lindqvist

November 2nd, 2013 by

One of the coolest things about being the first person to win something is just that: no matter what else happens — ever — you’ll always be the first person to win that special something.  They can’t take that away.  Not nobody.  Not no how. Skellefteå, Sweeden’s Nicklas Lindqvist will forever be the first champion … Read the Rest »