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Agree with droog - mind you Chapman made several quantum leaps during the halcyon Lotus days - change to monocoque from space-frame (25), side mounted rads (72) - and, of course ground effect (78 & 79)(although the rule book then was far less restrictive). The cars' present layout and look still largely reflect Chapman's innovative thoughts. Had he still been around (and had managed to stay out of clink), I wonder what other examples of his genius would we have enjoyed? Newey's brilliance/genius is inevitably hampered by the many restrictions contained in the present rules and regs. His concept of an unrestricted F1 car, though, is both amazing and frightening....



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