The Lotus 77 was designed by Colin Chapman, Geoff Aldridge and Martin Ogilvie for the 1976 Formula One season. The car was driven by Mario Andretti and Gunnar Nilsson. Ronnie Peterson drove the first race of 1976 in the Lotus 77 before rejoining March Engineering, and Bob Evans drove in South Africa and USA-West replacing Andretti. Mario returned to Chapman’s Lotus team when the Parnelli team pulled out of Formula One after two races of the 1976 season, and scored his victory at the season ending race at the Mount Fuji circuit in Japan.
|1976||F1 WC||Brazilian GP|
|Mario Andretti||6||John Player Team Lotus|