Photos of Chassis 78/R2

GP South AfricaSouth African GP5.3.1977
55 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Mario Andretti (USA)Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 6th (1:16.380)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 19/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Brian Isherwood
Race of ChampionsMarlboro Daily Mail, Race of Champions20.3.1977
55 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Mario Andretti (USA)Result: did not finish (Electrics)
Grid: 2nd (1:19.390)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 29/09/2005Photo by courtesy of: Barry Boor
GP United States WestLong Beach Grand Prix3.4.1977
66 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player SpecialLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Special (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gunnar Nilsson (S)Result: 8th
Grid: 16th (1:23.384)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 28/05/2005Photo by courtesy of: Lynn Haddock
GP BelgiumGrand Prix of Belgium5.6.1977
66 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gunnar Nilsson (S)Result: winner
Grid: 3rd (1:26.450)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 30/09/2019Photo by courtesy of: H-J Roegler and Paul Kooyman
GP FranceFrench GP3.7.1977
66 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gunnar Nilsson (S)Result: 4th
Grid: 3rd (1:12.790)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 21/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Jean-Michel Lefebvre
GP Great BritainJohn Player British Grand Prix (Grand Prix d'Europe)16.7.1977
66 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gunnar Nilsson (S)Result: 3rd
Grid: 5th (1:18.950)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 23/03/2015Photo by courtesy of: Randal Warner
GP NetherlandsGrand Prix van Nederland28.8.1977
66 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gunnar Nilsson (S)Result: practiced only (Original race car)
Grid: T-car (1:19.980)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 06/10/2019Photo by courtesy of: H-J Roegler
GP Italy48° Gran Premio d' Italia11.9.1977
66 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Gunnar Nilsson (S)Result: did not finish (Accident damage)
Grid: 19th (1:39.850)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 20/10/2012Photo by courtesy of: Luciano Passoni
GP United States WestLong Beach Grand Prix2.4.1978
66 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player/LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player/Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Ronnie Peterson (S)Result: 4th
Grid: 6th (1:21.474)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/08/2018Photo by courtesy of: Steve Tandy and Peter Wilson
GP BelgiumGrand Prix of Belgium21.5.1978
66 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Ronnie Peterson (S)Result: 2nd
Grid: 7th (1:22.620)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 03/10/2019Photo by courtesy of: Paul Kooyman and H-J Roegler
GP NetherlandsGrand Prix van Nederland27.8.1978
6T6T - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - John Player Team LotusLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
John Player Team Lotus (GB)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Result: car not used (Spare car)
Colours: black (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 03/11/2005Photo by courtesy of: Ben van der Meer
GP United StatesToyota Grand Prix of the United States1.10.1978
2525 - Lotus 78 Ford #78/R2 - Team RebaqueLotus 78 #78/R2 - Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
Team Rebaque (MEX)Open wheel car
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hector Rebaque (MEX)Result: did not finish (Clutch)
Grid: 23rd (1:43.028)
Colours: brown (+gold)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 11/03/2005Photo by courtesy of: Wayne Ellwood
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