Water Colour Wash Print
A Limited Edition of 50 individual water colour sketches on a print of the original artwork of the cars featured in the MaCarArt Outline Series Tee Shirts.
Produced on high quality white water colour paper, each of the 50 pieces is a unique and original work hand painted, signed and numbered by the artist.
These limited edition works include a story card with detailed information of the car featured in the artwork.
They are suitable for framing in all standard size A4 frames.
The Lotus 49B first appeared at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1968. A Hewland gearbox replaced the ZF in the car and a longer wheelbase housed a Cosworth – Ford DFV engine with power increased to 415bhp at 9,500rpm. It eventually reached 430bhp
at 10,000rpm in 1969-70.
After the tragic death of legendary Lotus driver Jim Clark in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim on April 7th, the Formula 1 season resumed at Jarama in Spain on May 12th 1968. Graham Hill was promoted to Lotus number one driver and helped rally the shattered team of Colin Chapman. His new team mate was Jackie Oliver
The Lotus 49B was essentially the first car to significantly utilise aerodynamics in Formula One. Initially with a rear wedge tail shape and then with this high strutted, rear suspension mounted, aerofoil design which debuted at the French Grand Prix in
Rouen. This was to help maximise downforce and increase traction allied to the new wider and larger tyres.
The Lotus 49 and 49B of 1968 was also the first car to introduce full car liveries in the colours and logos of team sponsors. In the case of Team Lotus the cars wore the red, gold and white colours of John Player and were known as “Gold Leaf Team Lotus”. In essence, this team and this car gave birth to aerodynamics and full sponsorship in F1.
This view from behind was what many opposition teams saw of the Lotus 49B in the 12 rounds of the 1968 F1 GP season.
Graham Hill went on to win three Grands Prix (Spain, Monaco and Mexico) claim three second places and a fourth winning his second F1 World Driver’s championship with 48 points. The privately entered Rob Walker Lotus 49B driven by Jo Siffert won the British Grand Prix which enabled Lotus to also secure the 1968 Manufacturers championship by scoring 62 points.