David Kaemmer, creator of iRacing, also was the game director of Grand Prix Legend, an absolutely lovely early racing simulator released in 1998, that featured Formula 1 during the roaring age of the sixties.
Between the cars that were available in that game, there was the legendary Lotus 49, that contributed to win two drivers’ and two constructors’ F1 championships during it’s racing career between 1967 and 1970. Now that same legendary car is going to be implemented in iRacing, strenghtening the partnership between the iRacing team and Classic Team Lotus, that already spawned the reproduction of the Lotus 79.
This new project is particularly interesting as it explores an era that iRacing didn’t cover yet, and will probably spawn a league of it’s own, bringing competitive classic racing to the simulator. Personally, as someone who played the hell out of Grand Prix Legends, I can’t wait.