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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1985
Designed by:Gerard Ducarouge for Lotus
Predecessor:Lotus 95T Renault
Successor:Lotus 98T Renault
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionAyrton Senna demonstrated his ability to race in the rain in the second race of the 1985 season, he won his first ever race and in doing so he beat the competion by well over a minute. He drove a Lotus 97T, which was not a new car but just an improved version the Lotus' 1984 contender. In his first year at Lotus Senna won two races and finished fourth in the driver's championship. His team mate, Elio de Angelis, managed to win one more race to help Lotus finish joint third with Williams in the constructor's championship.
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