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The Lotus 77 was a Formula One racing car designed by Colin Chapman, Geoff Aldridge and Martin Ogilvie for the 1976 Formula One season. The car was a stop-gap means to an end for Lotus, who were fighting back after the failure of the Lotus 76 and the obsolescence of the Lotus 72 in 1975.

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John Player Special F1 racing Lotus 77


The Lotus 77, officially dubbed the John Player Special MK II at the sponsor’s request, was the product of five designers. After the failure of the Lotus 76, the pressure on the Lotus team officials to develop a viable racing car increased, since in 1976 it seemed impossible to continue using the six-year-old Lotus 72 in the world championship.

Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

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