The Lotus Grand Prix Wins

The first car to compete in a race under the ‘Team Lotus’ banner was the 1954 Mark VIII Sports Racer that took part in the British Empire Trophy race at Oulton Park in April of 1954.

Just over two years later, an example of the first Lotus single-seater, the Type 12, was on the grid for the start of the 1957 Monaco GP. That day the Type 12 was driven by Cliff Allison, who would finish the first Grand Prix for Team Lotus in an incredible 6th place, scoring a World Championship point at their first attempt.

It would be another three years though before a Lotus chassis would score a Grand Prix victory, but it wouldn’t be a official Team Lotus entered car! In May of 1960, Stirling Moss, driving the Rob Walker team’s brand new Type 18 in its first race, scored an historic first victory for Lotus at the Monaco Grand Prix. Moss scored three more victories, two in the Type 18 and one in the Rob Walkers hybrid Type 18/21.

The first Championship GP race victory for Team Lotus itself was at the final race of the 1961 season, when Innes Ireland famously took the chequered flag in a Type 21 at the US GP at Watkins Glen. Team Lotus would go on to win a total of 79 Championship Grand Prix races, score five World Drivers’ title wins and take seven Constructors’ titles. The 79th and final GP win for the team would be with Ayrton Senna driving at the US Detroit GP in 1987 and, the final Grand Prix race for the team, number 489,  was the Australian GP held in Adelaide in 1994.

Grand Prix Victory #1 Monaco GP 1960

Grand Prix Victory #1 Monaco GP 1960

Type 18 - Stirling Moss

Grand Prix Victory #2 United States GP 1960

Grand Prix Victory #2 United States GP 1960

Type 18 - Stirling Moss

Grand Prix Victory #3 Monaco GP 1661

Grand Prix Victory #3 Monaco GP 1661

Type 18 - Stirling Moss

Grand Prix Victory #4 German GP 1961

Grand Prix Victory #4 German GP 1961

Type 18/21 - Stirling Moss

Grand Prix Victory #5 United States GP 1961

Grand Prix Victory #5 United States GP 1961

Type 21 - Innes Ireland

Grand Prix Victory #6 Belgian GP 1962

Grand Prix Victory #6 Belgian GP 1962

Type 25 - Jim Clark

Grand Prix Victory #7 British GP 1962

Grand Prix Victory #7 British GP 1962

Type 25 - Jim Clark

Grand Prix Victory #8 United States GP 1962

Grand Prix Victory #8 United States GP 1962

Type 25 - Jim Clark

Grand Prix Victory #9 Belgian GP 1963

Grand Prix Victory #9 Belgian GP 1963

Type 25 - Jim Clark

Grand Prix Victory #10 Dutch GP 1963

Grand Prix Victory #10 Dutch GP 1963

Type 25 - Jim Clark

Grand Prix Victory #11 French GP 1963

Grand Prix Victory #11 French GP 1963

Type 25 - Jim Clark

Grand Prix Victory #12 British GP 1963

Grand Prix Victory #12 British GP 1963

Type 25 - Jim Clark

1963 Italian GP

1963 Italian GP

Type 25 - Jim Clark

1963 Mexican GP

1963 Mexican GP

Type 25 - Jim Clark

1963 South African GP

1963 South African GP

Type 25 - Jim Clark

1964 Dutch GP

1964 Dutch GP

Type 25 - Jim Clark

1964 Belgian GP

1964 Belgian GP

Type 25 - Jim Clark

1964 British GP

1964 British GP

Type 25 - Jim Clark

1965 South African GP

1965 South African GP

Type 33 - Jim Clark

1965 Belgian GP

1965 Belgian GP

Type 33 - Jim Clark

1965 French GP

1965 French GP

Type 25 - Jim Clark

1965 British GP

1965 British GP

Type 33 - Jim Clark

1965 Dutch GP

1965 Dutch GP

Type 33 - Jim Clark

1965 German GP

1965 German GP

Type 33 - Jim Clark

1966 United States GP

1966 United States GP

Type 43 - Jim Clark

1967 Dutch GP

1967 Dutch GP

Type 49 - Jim Clark

1967 British GP

1967 British GP

Type 49 - Jim Clark

1967 United States GP

1967 United States GP

Type 49 - Jim Clark

1967 Mexican GP

1967 Mexican GP

Type 49 - Jim Clark

1968 South African GP

1968 South African GP

Type 49 - Jim Clark

1968 Spanish GP

1968 Spanish GP

Type 49 - Graham Hill

1968 Monaco GP

1968 Monaco GP

Type 49B - Graham Hill

1968 British GP

1968 British GP

Type 49B - Jo Siffert

1968 Mexican GP

1968 Mexican GP

Type 49B - Graham Hill

1969 Monaco GP

1969 Monaco GP

Type 49B - Graham Hill

1969 United States GP

1969 United States GP

Type 49B - Jochen Rindt

1970 Monaco GP

1970 Monaco GP

Type 49C - Jochen Rindt

1970 Dutch GP

1970 Dutch GP

Type 72C - Jochen Rindt

1970 French GP

1970 French GP

Type 72C - Jochen Rindt

1970 British GP

1970 British GP

Type 72C - Jochen Rindt

1970 German GP

1970 German GP

Type 72C - Jochen Rindt

1970 United States GP

1970 United States GP

Type 72C - Emerson Fittipaldi

1972 Spanish GP

1972 Spanish GP

Type 72D - Emerson Fittipaldi

1972 Belgian GP

1972 Belgian GP

Type 72D - Emerson Fittipaldi

1972 British GP

1972 British GP

Type 72D - Emerson Fittipaldi

1972 Austrian GP

1972 Austrian GP

Type 72D - Emerson Fittipaldi

1972 Italian GP

1972 Italian GP

Type 72D - Emerson Fittipaldi

1973 Argentine GP

1973 Argentine GP

Type 72D - Emerson Fittipaldi

1973 Brazilian GP

1973 Brazilian GP

Type 72D - Emerson Fittipaldi

1973 Spanish GP

1973 Spanish GP

Type 72E - Emerson Fittipaldi

1973 French GP

1973 French GP

Type 72E - Ronnie Peterson

1973 Austrian GP

1973 Austrian GP

Type 72E - Ronnie Peterson

1973 Italian GP

1973 Italian GP

Type 72E - Ronnie Peterson

1973 United States GP

1973 United States GP

Type 72E - Ronnie Peterson

1974 Monaco GP

1974 Monaco GP

Type 72E - Ronnie Peterson

1974 Frech GP

1974 Frech GP

Type 72E - Ronnie Peterson

1974 Italian GP

1974 Italian GP

Type 72E - Ronnie Peterson

1976 Japanese GP

1976 Japanese GP

Type 77 - Mario Andretti

1977 USGP West

1977 USGP West

Type 78 - Mario Andretti

1977 Spanish GP

1977 Spanish GP

Type 78 - Mario Andretti

1977 Belgian GP

1977 Belgian GP

Type 78 - Gunnar Nilsson

1977 French GP

1977 French GP

Type 78 - Mario Andretti

1977 Italian GP

1977 Italian GP

Type 78 - Mario Andretti

1978 Argentine GP

1978 Argentine GP

Type 78 - Mario Andretti

1978 South African GP

1978 South African GP

Type 78 - Ronnie Peterson

1978 Belgian GP

1978 Belgian GP

Type 79 - Mario Andretti

1978 Spanish GP

1978 Spanish GP

Type 79 - Mario Andretti

1978 French GP

1978 French GP

Type 79 - Mario Andretti

1978 German GP

1978 German GP

Type 79 - Mario Andretti

1978 Austrian GP

1978 Austrian GP

Type 79 - Ronnie Peterson

1978 Dutch GP

1978 Dutch GP

Type 79 - Mario Andretti

1982 Austrian GP

1982 Austrian GP

Type 91 - Elio De Angelis

1985 Portuguese GP

1985 Portuguese GP

Type 97T - Ayrton Senna

1985 San Marino GP

1985 San Marino GP

Type 97T - Elio De Angelis

1985 Belgian GP

1985 Belgian GP

Type 97T - Ayrton Senna

1986 Spanish GP

1986 Spanish GP

Type 98T - Ayrton Senna

1986 USGP Detroit GP

1986 USGP Detroit GP

Type 98T - Ayrton Senna

1987 Monaco GP

1987 Monaco GP

Type 99T - Ayrton Senna

1987 USGP Detroit

1987 USGP Detroit

Type 99T - Ayrton Senna