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Car Model

Lotus 79

 
Include non-championship races

Designers
Technical DirectorColin Chapman
Chief DesignerGeoff Aldridge
Chief DesignerMartin Ogilvie
Chief AerodynamicistPeter Wright
Notes
Designed In1978
F1 History
Active Years1978–1979
Cars Entered58
Races Contested26
Average ClassificationMedian: 4, Mean: 4.97 (Standard deviation: 3.89)
Average Qualifying PositionMedian: 8, Mean: 9.60 (Standard deviation: 7.83)
Fastest Laps5
Average Fastest Lap PositionMedian: 8, Mean: 9.61 (Standard deviation: 6.99)
Races Led12
Laps Led476
Race Distance Led2250 km
Debut1978 Belgian GP
Maiden Win1978 Belgian GP
Last Race1979 United States GP
Championships
Drivers' Championship
1978 – 1st ( Mario Andretti
(scored 46 of 64 points, 72%)
2nd ( Ronnie Peterson
(scored 31 of 51 points, 61%)
1979 – 7th ( Carlos Reutemann
(scored all 20 points, 100%)
12th ( Mario Andretti
(scored 10 of 14 points, 71%)
Constructors' Championship
1978 – 1st ( Lotus / Ford
(scored 58 of 86 points, 67%)
1979 – 4th ( Lotus / Ford
(scored 35 of 39 points, 90%)

Partners
DriverRacesYears
 Mario Andretti
23
1978–1979
 Ronnie Peterson
7
1978
 Jean-Pierre Jarier
2
1978
 Carlos Reutemann
15
1979
 Hector Rebaque
11
1979
Team RacesYears
Lotus
47
1978–1979
Rebaque
11
1979
Car ManufacturerRacesYears
Lotus
58
1978–1979
Engine ManufacturerRacesYears
Ford
58
1978–1979
Tyre ManufacturerRacesYears
Goodyear
58
1978–1979
Lubricant ManufacturerRacesYears
Valvoline
20
1978
Essex
27
1979
EntrantRacesYears
John Player Team Lotus
20
1978
Martini Racing Team Lotus
27
1979
Team Rebaque
11
1979
Chassis DesignerRacesYears
Colin Chapman
58
1978–1979
Geoff Aldridge
58
1978–1979
Martin Ogilvie
58
1978–1979
Peter Wright
58
1978–1979
Car NumberRacesYears
Car 5
11
1978
Car 6
7
1978
Car 55
2
1978
Car 1
12
1979
Car 2
15
1979
Car 31
11
1979
Team SponsorRacesYears
Goodyear
58
1978–1979
John Player Special
20
1978
NGK
47
1978–1979
Olympus
20
1978
Valvoline
47
1978–1979
Essex
27
1979
Koni
27
1979
Martini
27
1979
Tissot
27
1979
Carta Blanca
11
1979
Marlboro
11
1979

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