The Author’s Follow Up Book

My second book entitled; Team Lotus, Struggling Beyond The Post Colin Chapman Era, is now available to purchase in E Book format here (a free sample is contained within that link) or Audio Book format here. You can listen to a free sample of the audio book below;


Please note, the e book is an extended version of the audio book, because the e book provides much more analysis & details, especially on Lotus’ decline from 1988 on wards. These details were simply too difficult to transfer to the audio book hence the difference. I would therefore recommend the e book version, however the audio book still provides listeners with great value for money, for its content. To give you an idea below is the contents for the E Book:


Above are the e book contents

The contents of the Audio Book of Team Lotus, Struggling Beyond The Post Colin Chapman Era


The original Team Lotus, i.e. the one that competed within F1 between 1958 to 1994 carries so much affection for F1 fans. During their existence within F1, Motorsports highest category, the team started almost 500 races and won multiple world championships. However during the 1990’s serious financial problems brought an end to Team Lotus. It was a huge pity given their rich history. But how did they get to that point in the first place? This book guides readers and listeners through all of Team Lotus’ races from 1983 to the end of the 1989 F1 Season in order to seek answers. It details Team Lotus’ performances throughout each one of those races, whilst providing analysis for every season covered.


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?


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Team Lotus, Struggling Beyond The Post Colin Chapman Era, will just be released on audio & e book initially.  The audiobook will only be available via the online retailers shown below. Please note the audio book is unlikely to be available at Audible until later. This is because the process of getting an audio book onto audible is especially time consuming (you need an ebook, then for that to be uploaded onto first). So please check back here for an update on progress with that. An ebook is expected to follow shortly afterwards, however the date is currently TBC. More details to follow.


The online retailers  where you can buy the upcoming Lotus audio book (no delivery charges apply).


Both the e & audio book’s are  priced very reasonably around the £10 (UK) or $15.50 (USD) mark, considering all of the research it contains. If it wets your appetite and you want a more detailed version of this book, that will also follow and is currently due for release (in print format only) in Spring 2020. This print version of the book will give readers more detail and analysis into Team Lotus’ downfall during this period and will be written in collaboration with Neil White, whom you can find out more about on the above tab. As a result of its greater detail & analysis (and therefore length) the print version will therefore be slightly more expensive than the audio book.


So in summary, the audio book version is intended to be for someone who wants an overview of Team Lotus’ downfall during this period. Whereas the print book will provide more detail on things like why Team Lotus were so insistent that only radials tyres would do. Leading to them going with Pirelli for 1983 after Renault had blocked their use of Michelin’s, rather than Goodyears’ whom had won the 1982 Constructors championship? As a result of it’s greater detail/length the print book will therefore be priced accordingly. However both the audio & print books will provide great value for money, as Neil and myself hope this may turn into a volume of books on Team Lotus. Just look for reviews on either books to confirm this.


The author with Tony Jardine who worked for Team Lotus during the mid 1980’s alongside, Nigel Mansell, Elio de Angelis and Ayrton Senna. Jardne was also involved in getting Lotus the Camel sponsorship in 1987 which helped Lotus keep Senna & Active Suspension for that season.



Just like the 1994 book, Team Lotus, Struggling Beyond The Post Colin Chapman Era, will contain masses of detail & research.  A low price point is  why this upcoming Lotus audio book only covers the years between 1983 to and including 1989. If this upcoming book proves popular, then there might be more Team Lotus’ books covering the years between 1978-1983 & 1990-and beyond. These books might even turn into a set of volumes for the complete Lotus story. 


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