The Lotus 79, with its classic JPS black and gold sponsorship
colours, was the first F1 car to fully exploit the potential of
ground-effect aerodynamics. Designed by Colin Chapman and his
engineering team, the Lotus 79 dominated the 1978 World Championship,
taking US driver Mario Andretti to his only F1 World Championship.
Lotus's two drivers, Mario Andretti and 'Super Swede' Ronnie Peterson
proved almost unbeatable, with four 1–2 finishes during the season.
During its career, the Lotus 79 won 7 races, took 10 pole positions, and
won the last drivers' and constructors' championships for Lotus.
Featuring input from the engineers and drivers who were instrumental in
the car’s success, including Peter Wright and Martin Ogilvie, this
Manual includes numerous contemporary photographs, in addition to
detailed images of Lotus 79 in the workshop today. A fascinating insight
into an iconic F1 car.