Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman (born May 19, 1928 in Richmond, Surrey, England; died December 16, 1982 in East Carleton, Norfolk, England) was an influential English design engineer, inventor and builder of cars. He was the founder of Lotus Cars, and their Formula One sister company, Team Lotus. He was also a F1 driver, driving for Vanwall in 1956, but he did not start a race.


Non-Driving CareerEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One CareerEdit

Years Team Role
19581982 Lotus Team Principal
Technical Director


Year Work Award
1963 Team Lotus Team Principal of the World Constructors' Champion
1963 Lotus 25 Technical Director of the World Constructors' Championship Winning Car
1965 Lotus 33
Lotus 25
1968 Lotus 49
Lotus 49B
1970 Lotus 72
Lotus 72B
Lotus 72C
Lotus 49
1972 Lotus 72D
1973 Lotus 72D
Lotus 72E
1978 Lotus 78
Lotus 79

As a DriverEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1956 Vandervell Products Ltd. Vanwall 0 NC Report


Entries 1
Starts 0
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 0
Distance Raced 0 km (0 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts Pos
1956 Flag of Argentina Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Italy 0 NC

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

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