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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1980
Numbers built:4
Internal name:Type 81
Predecessor:Lotus 80 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 11, 2020
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Chassis: 81/2
The second Type 81 built, this car debuted at the Argentinean Grand Prix in the hands of Mario Andretti. The 1978 World Champion started sixth but was forced to retire with mechanical issues.The car was brought out for every race of the 1980 season, either as a race car for Andretti, De Angelis and Mansell, or a spare. The best result of this chassis in 1980 was a fourth for De Angelis at Watkins Glen. It was then used into the 1981 season by De Angelis and Mansell. Still in JPS colours, it was raced for several years in historic events by German enthusiast Alexander Lienau. In 2015, it was acquired by a collector and racer of historic Lotus machinery. Restored to Essex Petroleum colours, it has since been fielded for him by Classic Team Lotus. (Source: Oldracingcars.com)

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1980
First owner Team Lotus
Last known location British Historic Racer
Appearances

2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours
2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2016 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2016 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2016 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2016 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2016 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

  Article Image gallery (51) Chassis (4) 81/2 Specifications