1965 Lotus Indy 500 - Drive

  • In this month: 31 May 1965 Lotus wins Indy 500

    In this month: 31 May 1965 Lotus wins Indy 500

    In 1959, the mid-engined Cooper T51 that won the Formula 1 championship signalled a revolution in design, a design seized upon by Colin Chapman. The transition from front-engined to mid-engined was an obvious one for Lotus, now that the concept had proven to be a winner.