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Colin Chapman (1928 - 1982, centre), chairman of the Lotus group and manager of Team Lotus, unveils the John Player Special Mark III, the team's Formula 1 challenger for the 1977 World Championship, at the Royal Garden Hotel in London, 21st December 1976. On either side of the car are the men who will be driving it in the new season, Gunnar Nilsson (left) and Mario Andretti (right). (Photo by David Ashdown/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Colin Chapman (1928 - 1982, centre), chairman of the Lotus group and manager of Team Lotus, unveils the John Player Special Mark III, the team's Formula 1 challenger for the 1977 World Championship, at the Royal Garden Hotel in London, 21st December 1976. On either side of the car are the men who will be driving it in the new season, Gunnar Nilsson (left) and Mario Andretti (right). (Photo by David Ashdown/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)