The Shadow DN9 designed by Tony Southgate was used by Shadow team during the last three-quarters of the 1978 season, and the whole 1979 season. The 1978 season was disappointing, the team was in the period of decline. The team entered the 1979 season with new sponsor, the Dutch Samson shag tobacco company, and with two rookie drivers – Elio de Angelis and Jan Lammers. The Dutchman, the choice of the sponsor, drove for the works team, while de Angelis, de facto driver No. 1, was tied to the privateer Interscope Shadow Racing. Shadow drivers have scored only once, with de Angelis’ surprise fourth place in the car’s last race at the rainy 1979 United States Grand Prix. For Lammers, whose best result was 9th place in Canada, the most remarkable feature of the season was the colorful livery of his car.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1979F1WC
Driver No.Entrant
Jan Lammers17Samson Shadow Racing Team
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFormula 1 Auto Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 126
Tobacco decals are not supplied with the model