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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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For me the 79 is the best looking f1 car ever. The body had been drastically tidied up from the 78 to produce less drag and a much sleeker look. the down force from the ground effect was simular to the 78 but sliding skirts were now used, while the fuel tank and rear suspension parts had been moved out of the way of the side pods to increace g effect and better weight disribution. Driven to the world championships by lead driver Andretti with 6 wins. Team mate Peterson won twice and comfortably followed up Andretti in the championships although he died at Monza in the old 78.

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