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Submitted by on August 17, 2014

John Player SpecialThe pits at the 1975 British Grand Prix. Ronnie Peterson is nowhere in sight, but that JPS Lotus 72E doesn’t look lonely.

The number five of Ronnie Peterson’s John Player Special sponsored Lotus-Ford 72 waits patiently in the pits at the 1975 British Grand Prix.

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Unfortunately the race would not be a success for Peterson, who would retire with engine related problems after just seven laps. 1975 was a tough year for the Swedish driver and The John Player Special Lotus team, who together had managed to drive the 72E to 3rd place overall in 1973 and 5th in 1974, however just couldn’t match the pace with the 1975 grid.

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Emerson Fittipaldi would go on to win the race shortly after this photograph was taken, with Niki Lauda of course becoming champion in 1975.

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