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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 79/2 Also referred to JPS20 in reference to Team Lotus title sponsor John Player Special, this is the second Type 79 built. It debuted in the hands of Mario Andretti, who grabbed victory with this car in the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder. It was then allocated to Ronnie Peterson f>>>

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. Substit>>>

Chassis 79/4 On his way to the World Championship, Mario Andretti used chassis 79/4 or JPS22 for the last races of the 1978 season. He first raced the car in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort and immediately scored a victory. This chassis continued to serve well into the 1979 season when>>>

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