Description The Lotus 79; with its classic JPS black and gold sponsorship colours; was the first F1 car to fully exploit the potential of ground-effect aerodynamics. Designed by Colin Chapman and his engineering team; the Lotus 79 dominated the 1978 World Championship; taking US driver Mario Andretti to his only F1 World Championship. Lotus's two drivers; Mario Andretti and 'Super Swede' Ronnie Peterson proved almost unbeatable; with four 1-2 finishes during the season.
During its career; the Lotus 79 won 7 races; took 10 pole positions; and won the last drivers' and constructors' championships for Lotus. Featuring input from the engineers and drivers who were instrumental in the car's success; including Peter Wright and Martin Ogilvie; this Manual includes numerous contemporary photographs; in addition to detailed images of Lotus 79 in the workshop today. A fascinating insight into an iconic F1 car.
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