Lotus 98T Owners' Workshop Manual: Includes all Lotus-Renault F1 cars 1983 to 1986 (93T, 94T, 95T, 97T & 98T).

Lotus 98T Owners' Workshop Manual: Includes all Lotus-Renault F1 cars 1983 to 1986 (93T, 94T, 95T, 97T & 98T).

By: Stephen Slater (author)Hardback

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An insight into the design, engineering, maintenance and operation of the fastest, most powerful Lotus F1 cars ever raced. The Lotus 98T was the 1986-season, JPS-liveried F1 car driven by Ayrton Senna and team-mate Johnny Dumfries. Senna took eight podium positions, including two wins in the car, taking the fight to the superior McLarens and Williams. The 98T was one of the ultimate incarnations of an F1 car, powered by a Renault V6 turbo engine, which is conservatively estimated to have produced up to 1,300bhp at full boost. Senna was mighty to behold at the wheel of the 98T - he took pole position at eight of the season's 16 races, with victories in Spain and Detroit, famously crossing the line alongside Nigel Mansell in Spain, to win by 0.014s. This Manual, extensively illustrated with both period images and photographs of a recently restored car, provides a fascinating insight into the design, evolution, operation, maintenance and restoration of the Lotus 98T and its Renault-turbo-powered predecessors.

About Author

Stephen Slater has spent over 30 years as a motor racing journalist, PR man and television presenter. For more than a decade he was 'the voice of Formula One' across Asia and the Far East as the main English-language commentator for ESPN Star Sports, while his passion for engineering and heritage encompasses vintage cars, aeroplanes and historic racing cars.


* The Lotus 98T story - a brief history of Lotus, design, evolution and racing history of the Lotus 98T, and subsequent Lotus story. *Anatomy - chassis, aerodynamics, cockpit, Renault EF15 engine, transmission, suspension and steering, brakes, wheels and tyres and electrics. *The driver's view - period accounts from Ayrton Senna, plus interviews with Johnny Dumfries. Also Martin Brundle who has driven a 98T for a Sky Sports feature, plus current owner/drivers. *The engineer's view - contemporary engineer/mechanic accounts, details of race team and engine personnel, plus race preparation and restoration details. *The cars today - biographies of the four cars built, all of which survive today. *Appendices including technical specifications, race results and FIA rule book extracts.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780857337771
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780857337771
  • ISBN10: 0857337777

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