Race car Lotus 79 in motorsport. Full information

Lotus 79

The Lotus 79 is a racing car that competed in motorsport from 1978 to 1979.
Powered by a Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 engine.
During performances he took part in 26 races, won 6 victories and won 10 pole positions.

List of all Lotus 79 racers

Driver Best Race Position Best position in qualification Total Races
Carlos Reutemann 2 2 15
Hector Rebaque 7 15 12
Mario Andretti 1 1 23
Jean-Pierre Jarier 15 1 2
Ronnie Peterson 1 1 7

All the years when Lotus 79 took part in competitions

Formula 1

Year Points Wins Poles
1978 77 6 10
1979 35 0 0

List of races in which Lotus 79 took part

Grand Prix Track Race Start Driver Position
Belgium Grand Prix 1978 Belgium Grand Prix Zolder 21st May 1978 Mario Andretti 1
Spain Grand Prix 1978 Spain Grand Prix Jarama 4th June 1978 Mario Andretti 1
Ronnie Peterson 2
Sweden Grand Prix 1978 Sweden Grand Prix Anderstorp 17th June 1978 Ronnie Peterson 3
Mario Andretti -
France Grand Prix 1978 France Grand Prix Le Castellet 2nd July 1978 Mario Andretti 1
Ronnie Peterson 2
Britain Grand Prix 1978 Britain Grand Prix Brands Hatch 16th July 1978 Mario Andretti -
Ronnie Peterson -
Germany Grand Prix 1978 Germany Grand Prix Hockenheim 30th July 1978 Mario Andretti 1
Ronnie Peterson -
Austria Grand Prix 1978 Austria Grand Prix Österreichring 13th August 1978 Ronnie Peterson 1
Mario Andretti -
Netherlands Grand Prix 1978 Netherlands Grand Prix Zandvoort 27th August 1978 Mario Andretti 1
Ronnie Peterson 2
Italy Grand Prix 1978 Italy Grand Prix Monza 10th September 1978 Mario Andretti 6
USA East Grand Prix 1978 USA East Grand Prix Watkins Glen 1st October 1978 Jean-Pierre Jarier 15
Mario Andretti -
Canada Grand Prix 1978 Canada Grand Prix Montréal 8th October 1978 Mario Andretti 10
Jean-Pierre Jarier -
Argentina Grand Prix 1979 Argentina Grand Prix Buenos Aires 21st January 1979 Carlos Reutemann 2
Mario Andretti 5
Hector Rebaque -
Brazil Grand Prix 1979 Brazil Grand Prix Interlagos 4th February 1979 Carlos Reutemann 3
Mario Andretti -
Hector Rebaque -
South Africa Grand Prix 1979 South Africa Grand Prix Kyalami 3rd March 1979 Mario Andretti 4
Carlos Reutemann 5
Hector Rebaque 14
USA West Grand Prix 1979 USA West Grand Prix Long Beach 8th April 1979 Mario Andretti 4
Hector Rebaque -
Carlos Reutemann -
Spain Grand Prix 1979 Spain Grand Prix Jarama 29th April 1979 Carlos Reutemann 2
Hector Rebaque -
Belgium Grand Prix 1979 Belgium Grand Prix Zolder 13th May 1979 Carlos Reutemann 4
Mario Andretti -
Hector Rebaque -
Monaco Grand Prix 1979 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 27th May 1979 Carlos Reutemann 3
Hector Rebaque -
France Grand Prix 1979 France Grand Prix Dijon-Prenois 1st July 1979 Hector Rebaque 12
Carlos Reutemann 13
Britain Grand Prix 1979 Britain Grand Prix Silverstone 14th July 1979 Carlos Reutemann 8
Hector Rebaque 9
Mario Andretti -
Germany Grand Prix 1979 Germany Grand Prix Hockenheim 29th July 1979 Hector Rebaque -
Mario Andretti -
Carlos Reutemann -
Austria Grand Prix 1979 Austria Grand Prix Österreichring 12th August 1979 Carlos Reutemann -
Mario Andretti -
Hector Rebaque -
Netherlands Grand Prix 1979 Netherlands Grand Prix Zandvoort 26th August 1979 Hector Rebaque 7
Mario Andretti -
Carlos Reutemann -
Italy Grand Prix 1979 Italy Grand Prix Monza 9th September 1979 Mario Andretti 5
Carlos Reutemann 7
Canada Grand Prix 1979 Canada Grand Prix Montréal 30th September 1979 Mario Andretti 10
Carlos Reutemann -
USA East Grand Prix 1979 USA East Grand Prix Watkins Glen 7th October 1979 Mario Andretti -
Carlos Reutemann -

List of tracks where Lotus 79 raced

Track Best Race Position Best position in qualification Total Races
Buenos Aires 2 3 1
Österreichring 1 1 2
Zolder 1 1 2
Interlagos 3 3 1
Silverstone 8 8 1
Brands Hatch 1 1
Montréal 10 1 2
Le Castellet 1 2 1
Dijon-Prenois 12 13 1
Hockenheim 1 1 2
Monza 5 1 2
Monaco 3 11 1
Zandvoort 1 1 2
Kyalami 4 8 1
Jarama 1 1 2
Anderstorp 3 1 1
Watkins Glen 15 1 2
Long Beach 4 2 1

List of fastest laps in the race, set by the Lotus 79

Year Driver Grand Prix Track Result Lap
1978 Mario Andretti Spain Grand Prix Jarama 1'20''06 5
1978 Ronnie Peterson Germany Grand Prix Hockenheim 1'55''62 26
1978 Ronnie Peterson Austria Grand Prix Österreichring 1'43''12  
1978 Mario Andretti Italy Grand Prix Monza 1'38''23 33
1978 Jean-Pierre Jarier USA East Grand Prix Watkins Glen 1'39''557 55