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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1978
Numbers built:5
Designed by:Colin Chapman with Martin Ogilvie and Geoff Aldridge for Lotus
Predecessor:Lotus 78 Cosworth
Successor:Lotus 80 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 15, 2010
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Chassis: 79/3
With three victories, chassis 79/3 or JPS21 was the most successful of the five Lotus 79s built. It was driven to a debut win in the Spanish Grand Prix by Mario Andretti. He would also add the French and German races to his tally on the way to the World Championship. Substituting for the disappointing Lotus 80, it was used well into the 1980 season by Andretti and Carlos Reuteman. Lotus retained the car upon its retirement and today it is part of the Classic Team Lotus stable. Maintained to the highest standards, it is seen here during the 2007 and 2009 Goodwood Festivals of Speed. (Source: Oldracingcars.com)

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1978
First owner Team Lotus
Major wins
1978 Spanish Grand Prix (Mario Andretti)
1978 French Grand Prix (Mario Andretti)
1978 German Grand Prix (Mario Andretti)
Last known location Classic Team Lotus
Appearances

2015 Interclassics and Topmobiel 2015 Interclassics and Topmobiel 2014 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Preview 2011 Goodwood Preview 2011 Goodwood Preview
2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Essen Motor Show 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed

  Article Image gallery (72) Chassis (3) 79/3 Specifications User Comments (1)