(Ford Racing Archives)
Zandvoort, The Netherlands, June 4, 1967. Graham Hill in his new Lotus 49-Ford at the Dutch Grand Prix. This was the first race for the Lotus 49, a new machine designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe for the 1967 Formula 1 season. The Lotus 49 was noteworthy because not only was it blistering fast right off of the trailer, it was the first F1 car to achieve success with the engine as a stress-bearing structural member of the chassis. Jim Clark (Hill's Lotus teammate) won that day in the Lotus 49's debut. Jack Brabham was second and Denny Hulme third in their Brabham-Repco V8-powered machines. It was also the first GP victory for the now legendary Ford Cosworth DFV V8.