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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 81/1 Allocated to Elio de Angelis for the opening rounds of the 1980 season, this Type 81 was driven to second in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Later in the year, it was also raced by Mario Andretti, who could not do better than seventh at the Hockenheimring and eighth at Zandvoort. >>>

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 >>>

Chassis 81/3 First raced at the 1980 United States Grand Prix West, this chassis was campaigned primarily by Elio de Angelis. He finished third in non-championship races at Jarama in 1980 and Kyalami in 1981. The best results in the World Championship was a fourth in the Italian Grand Pr>>>

Chassis 81/4 The only Type 81 built to B specifications, this car first appeared at the Essex Petroleum home race; the Monaco Grand Prix. The debut was short lived as Andretti crashed the car in practice. It then served as a spare at the Hockenheimring and then campaigned three times by >>>

  Article Image gallery (53) Chassis (4) Specifications