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Gold Leaf
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Full sponsor name Gold Leaf
Sponsor type Tobacco
Teams sponsored Team Lotus
Years active 1968 - 1971

Gold Leaf was a brand of tobacco that sponsored Team Lotus. It became the first commercial Formula 1 sponsor in 1968. The brand was owned by Imperial Tobacco.

SponsorshipEdit

Gold Leaf became the first commercial sponsors in Formula One when Team Lotus 49 cars appeard at the Monaco Grand Prix in red, gold and white colours with the Gold Leaf logo. The team also became Gold Leaf Team Lotus.

GalleryEdit

Complete Formula One World Championship ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing all the World Championship results for teams sponsored by Gold Leaf.

(key) (Results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points WCC
1968 Lotus 49
Lotus 49B
Ford Cosworth DFV F RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 62* 1st
United Kingdom Graham Hill 1 1 Ret 9 Ret Ret 2 Ret 4 2 1
United Kingdom Jackie Oliver Ret 5 NC Ret 11 Ret Ret DNS 3
Canada Bill Brack Ret
United States Mario Andretti Ret
Mexico Moisés Solana Ret
1969 Lotus 49B
Lotus 63
Ford Cosworth DFV F RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER ITA CAN USA MEX 47* 3rd
United Kingdom Graham Hill 2 Ret 1 7 6 7 4 9 Ret Ret
Austria Jochen Rindt Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret 2 3 1 Ret
United States Mario Andretti Ret Ret Ret
United Kingdom Richard Attwood 4
United Kingdom John Miles Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret
1970 Lotus 72C
Lotus 72B
Lotus 72
Lotus 49C
Ford Cosworth DFV F RSA ESP MON BEL NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA MEX 59* 1st
Austria Jochen Rindt 13 Ret 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 Ret DNS
United Kingdom John Miles 5 DNQ DNQ Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret DNS
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 8 4 15 DNS 1 Ret
Sweden Reine Wisell 3 NC
1971 Lotus 72C
Lotus 72D
Ford Cosworth DFV F RSA ESP MON NED FRA GBR GER AUT ITA CAN USA 21 5th
Sweden Reine Wisell 4 NC Ret DSQ 6 8 4 5 Ret
South Africa Dave Charlton Ret
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Ret Ret 5 3 3 Ret 2 7 NC
Lotus 56B Pratt & Whitney turbine 8 0 NC
Australia Dave Walker Ret
Sweden Reine Wisell NC

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