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The underside design of the Lotus 79, causing the airflow to create a vacuum effect under the car
"...Colin Chapman – with the help of fellow engineers Peter Wright and Tony Rudd – developed the entire concept through the 1976 season and eventually implemented it on the famous Lotus 78 (also known as the John Player Special Mk III) starting the 1977 Argentine Grand Prix. Like all starts, however, the 1977-build Lotus 78 suffered from several reliability problems. First of all, the airflow coming from beneath the car interacted with the large rear wing, causing pl..." Continue Reading →
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