The Driver Suit Blog-Throwback Thursday-Mario Andretti-1980

Mario Andretti’s 1980 #11 Essex Lotus-Ford 81cat the San Marino Grand Prix

I like the addition of metallic silver to the red and blue scheme. The logo placement is really good. Essex had a 1980’s futuristic logo, and it works well with the rest of the scheme. Also, did Lotus eliminate the front wing? I thought this might just be a car after repairs but the Lotus behind it is also similarly designed. I’ve seen photos where it does and photos where it does not have a front wing, so I’m guessing it ran part of the season without a front wing. I give it a B+

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