Team Lotus: Struggling Beyond The Post Colin Chapman Era

Ibrar Malik

Narrated by Ibrar Malik

6 hr 38 min

The original Team Lotus, i.e. the one that competed within F1 between 1958 to 1994 carries so much affection for F1 fans. However during the 1990’s serious financial problems brought an end to them. It was a huge pity given their rich history. But how did they get to that point in the first place?


This audio book guides listeners through all of Team Lotus’ races between 1983 to the end of the 1989 F1 Season to seek answers. It provides analysis of those GP's & each season covered to help listeners ascertain:

· Was the loss of their founder Colin Chapman the blow that killed them?

· Were Senna’s & Piquet’s demands too much?

· Or were they just gradually eaten up by leaner, meaner teams during F1’s expensive Turbo era?


A print version of this book will follow and is it's due for release in Spring 2020. These books might even become a set of volumes providing the complete Team Lotus’ story. Other volumes may cover the periods between 1978-1983 & 1990 onwards. Help make this happen here whilst getting your hands on exclusive research: https://www.patreon.com/newbook or receive updates on future Team Lotus books here; http://www.1994f1.com/contact/ The author's previous books include the highly acclaimed: 1994 The Untold Story of a Tragic & Controversial F1 Season,


“Malik is an F1 fan ... Judging by his breakthrough effort (1994 The Untold Story of a Tragic & Controversial F1 Season) it’d be welcome news if his portfolio was to grow.”

Autosport, 25 April 2019


Front cover image credit:

Dima Moroz via the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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Ibrar Malik
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1 Jan 2020
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6h 38m 38s
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ISBN
9781094206844
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English
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Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports
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Eligible for Family Library

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1994 was a watershed year for F1 in so many ways, the fatal accidents of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna shook the sport to its core. What followed was mayhem. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together in a story that is guaranteed to amaze and shock. This book is a thorough examination of a turbulent season, including...


′ Rushed car changes

′ Teams unhappy with how the crisis was managed

′ A power struggle for control of the sport

′ Vague rules being exploited

′ Accusations of politically motivated penalties

′ An alleged cover-up after a horrific pit-lane fire

′ A controversial conclusion


It also saw Michael Schumacher and Benetton first emerge as championship contenders, upsetting the establishment. Many believed their sudden rise was down to cheating, whilst others felt they were scapegoated because of politics. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together to give the clearest analysis yet into the above events. The book contains over 250 photos which help bring this story to life, many of which are rare and from those involved.


There are exclusive contributions from former F1 driver Mark Blundell, Benetton insiders: Willem Toet, Frank Dernie, Simon Morley (the “junior employee” blamed for the Hockenheim fire). Williams’ insiders Paul West and Richard Wise. You will be astonished at what is unearthed. 1994 was tragic, chaotic, political, technical and involved some very colourful characters at the heart of the action. It’s a story that will amaze.


′ Did Senna hear illegal traction control on Schumacher’s Benetton at Aida?

′ Concealed launch control was later found on Schumacher’s Benetton. Why?

′ Was the Hockenheim fire caused by Benetton removing their fuel filter?

′ Despite pleading guilty, why did Benetton receive no serious punishments after the fire?

′ Schumacher was banned / disqualified from a quarter of 1994 races due to various infringements. Politics or cheating?

′ Did a return to simpler cars contribute to the accidents?


The book seeks to answer these and many more questions.


“Enjoyed reading that [extract of the book]”

Frank Dernie, Benetton chief engineer in 1994

“The author has assembled more facts about the season than I’ve ever seen before and managed to get more interviews with stakeholders involved at the time than I thought would be possible.”

Willem Toet, Benetton’s Head of Aerodynamics in 1994


A print version of this book which is DOUBLE the length of this audio book can be found at https://www.performancepublishing.co.uk/1994-the-untold-story-of-a-tragic-and-controversial-f1-season.html This goes into more detail & includes more period quotes from those involved whilst containing over 270 mainly rare images which help explain the story in a way that the audio book could never do. For example the print book contains images which illustrate how the diffusers were cut following Imola 1994 and its subsequent affect on the cars handling. Or THAT leaked photo of Schumacher’s Spa 1994 plank showing the damage, so readers can decide whether Schumacher cheated

1994 was a watershed year for F1 in so many ways, the fatal accidents of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna shook the sport to its core. What followed was mayhem. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together in a story that is guaranteed to amaze and shock. This book is a thorough examination of a turbulent season, including...


′ Rushed car changes

′ Teams unhappy with how the crisis was managed

′ A power struggle for control of the sport

′ Vague rules being exploited

′ Accusations of politically motivated penalties

′ An alleged cover-up after a horrific pit-lane fire

′ A controversial conclusion


It also saw Michael Schumacher and Benetton first emerge as championship contenders, upsetting the establishment. Many believed their sudden rise was down to cheating, whilst others felt they were scapegoated because of politics. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together to give the clearest analysis yet into the above events. The book contains over 250 photos which help bring this story to life, many of which are rare and from those involved.


There are exclusive contributions from former F1 driver Mark Blundell, Benetton insiders: Willem Toet, Frank Dernie, Simon Morley (the “junior employee” blamed for the Hockenheim fire). Williams’ insiders Paul West and Richard Wise. You will be astonished at what is unearthed. 1994 was tragic, chaotic, political, technical and involved some very colourful characters at the heart of the action. It’s a story that will amaze.


′ Did Senna hear illegal traction control on Schumacher’s Benetton at Aida?

′ Concealed launch control was later found on Schumacher’s Benetton. Why?

′ Was the Hockenheim fire caused by Benetton removing their fuel filter?

′ Despite pleading guilty, why did Benetton receive no serious punishments after the fire?

′ Schumacher was banned / disqualified from a quarter of 1994 races due to various infringements. Politics or cheating?

′ Did a return to simpler cars contribute to the accidents?


The book seeks to answer these and many more questions.


“Enjoyed reading that [extract of the book]”

Frank Dernie, Benetton chief engineer in 1994

“The author has assembled more facts about the season than I’ve ever seen before and managed to get more interviews with stakeholders involved at the time than I thought would be possible.”

Willem Toet, Benetton’s Head of Aerodynamics in 1994


A print version of this book which is DOUBLE the length of this audio book can be found at https://www.performancepublishing.co.uk/1994-the-untold-story-of-a-tragic-and-controversial-f1-season.html This goes into more detail & includes more period quotes from those involved whilst containing over 270 mainly rare images which help explain the story in a way that the audio book could never do. For example the print book contains images which illustrate how the diffusers were cut following Imola 1994 and its subsequent affect on the cars handling. Or THAT leaked photo of Schumacher’s Spa 1994 plank showing the damage, so readers can decide whether Schumacher cheated

1994 was a watershed year for F1 in so many ways, the fatal accidents of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna shook the sport to its core. What followed was mayhem. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together in a story that is guaranteed to amaze and shock. This book is a thorough examination of a turbulent season, including...


′ Rushed car changes

′ Teams unhappy with how the crisis was managed

′ A power struggle for control of the sport

′ Vague rules being exploited

′ Accusations of politically motivated penalties

′ An alleged cover-up after a horrific pit-lane fire

′ A controversial conclusion


It also saw Michael Schumacher and Benetton first emerge as championship contenders, upsetting the establishment. Many believed their sudden rise was down to cheating, whilst others felt they were scapegoated because of politics. For the first time all the arguments are painstakingly examined in one book. Fresh insights, exclusive interviews, and a plethora of evidence is brought together to give the clearest analysis yet into the above events. The book contains over 250 photos which help bring this story to life, many of which are rare and from those involved.


There are exclusive contributions from former F1 driver Mark Blundell, Benetton insiders: Willem Toet, Frank Dernie, Simon Morley (the “junior employee” blamed for the Hockenheim fire). Williams’ insiders Paul West and Richard Wise. You will be astonished at what is unearthed. 1994 was tragic, chaotic, political, technical and involved some very colourful characters at the heart of the action. It’s a story that will amaze.


′ Did Senna hear illegal traction control on Schumacher’s Benetton at Aida?

′ Concealed launch control was later found on Schumacher’s Benetton. Why?

′ Was the Hockenheim fire caused by Benetton removing their fuel filter?

′ Despite pleading guilty, why did Benetton receive no serious punishments after the fire?

′ Schumacher was banned / disqualified from a quarter of 1994 races due to various infringements. Politics or cheating?

′ Did a return to simpler cars contribute to the accidents?


The book seeks to answer these and many more questions.


“Enjoyed reading that [extract of the book]”

Frank Dernie, Benetton chief engineer in 1994

“The author has assembled more facts about the season than I’ve ever seen before and managed to get more interviews with stakeholders involved at the time than I thought would be possible.”

Willem Toet, Benetton’s Head of Aerodynamics in 1994


A print version of this book which is DOUBLE the length of this audio book can be found at https://www.performancepublishing.co.uk/1994-the-untold-story-of-a-tragic-and-controversial-f1-season.html This goes into more detail & includes more period quotes from those involved whilst containing over 270 mainly rare images which help explain the story in a way that the audio book could never do. For example the print book contains images which illustrate how the diffusers were cut following Imola 1994 and its subsequent affect on the cars handling. Or THAT leaked photo of Schumacher’s Spa 1994 plank showing the damage, so readers can decide whether Schumacher cheated

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