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#1 marksixman

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 17:59

Hi Everyone, my first post, so hope this goes well !!

 

Whilst researching a question on the Lotus 72 for a local motorsports quiz group, I came across an image of Graham Hill apparently driving a GLTL 72 on the Press launch day at Hethel (06/04/1970).  There are plenty of images of Rindt in the car that day, but does anyone here have any knowledge of Hill driving as well ?

 

It struck me as odd, given that he was by then a Rob Walker driver.

 

Thanks for reading, Mark.



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#2 Roger Clark

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 18:50

Michael Oliver's Lotus 72 book sas that Hill drove the car and has a photo.  Apparently, at that time, the second 72 was destined for Rob Walker.



#3 marksixman

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 08:26

Thanks for that information Roger. I shall set my question with more confidence !

 

Mark.