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Car Model

Lotus 78

 
Include non-championship races

Designers
Technical DirectorColin Chapman
Chief DesignerRalph Bellamy
Chief DesignerMartin Ogilvie
Chief AerodynamicistPeter Wright
Notes
Designed In1977
F1 History
Active Years1977–1978
Cars Entered62
Races Contested33
Average ClassificationMedian: 5, Mean: 5.74 (Standard deviation: 4.51)
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 7, Mean: 10.56 (Standard deviation: 8.70)
Fastest Laps7
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 7, Mean: 8.26 (Standard deviation: 7.13)
Races Led11
Laps Led372
Race Distance Led1647 km
Debut1977 Argentine GP
Maiden Win1977 US West GP
Last Race1978 Canadian GP
Championships
Drivers' Championship
1977 – 3rd ( Mario Andretti
(scored all 47 points, 100%)
8th ( Gunnar Nilsson
(scored all 20 points, 100%)
1978 – 1st ( Mario Andretti
(scored 18 of 64 points, 28%)
2nd ( Ronnie Peterson
(scored 20 of 51 points, 39%)
19th ( Hector Rebaque
(scored 1 point, 100%)
Constructors' Championship
1977 – 2nd ( Lotus / Ford
(scored 61 of 62 points, 98%)
1978 – 1st ( Lotus / Ford
(scored 27 of 86 points, 31%)

Partners
DriverRacesYears
 Mario Andretti
22
1977–1978
 Gunnar Nilsson
17
1977
 Ronnie Peterson
7
1978
 Hector Rebaque
16
1978
Team RacesYears
Lotus
46
1977–1978
Rebaque
16
1978
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Lotus
62
1977–1978
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Ford
62
1977–1978
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Goodyear
62
1977–1978
Lubricant ManufacturerRacesYears
Valvoline
46
1977–1978
EntrantRacesYears
John Player Team Lotus
46
1977–1978
Team Rebaque
16
1978
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
Colin Chapman
62
1977–1978
Ralph Bellamy
62
1977–1978
Martin Ogilvie
62
1977–1978
Peter Wright
62
1977–1978
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 5
22
1977–1978
Car 6
24
1977–1978
Car 25
16
1978
Team SponsorRacesYears
Goodyear
46
1977–1978
Imperial Tobacco
34
1977
John Player Special
46
1977–1978
NGK
46
1977–1978
Valvoline
46
1977–1978
Olympus
12
1978

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