We planned to come back into F1 in 1977 but we wanted to borrow parts from Lotus which they refused to hand over. So holding a grudge and hearing from other competitors about Lotus' new idea for ground effects, we hopped into the 1978 season with our own factory car, with our own parts and pieces developed over the year we had. It was a close call but we got the car finished in time for pre-season testing. She had a newly built flat-12, a sequential 6-speed transmission, and our own variation of ground effects. We kept the car basically the same for the 3 years we were in F1 until we pulled out mid-season in 1980. She had some minor upgrades over the 3 years, including tires, brakes, wings, and pistons. The vehicle here is the Evo III of the 1980 season, which was found with the 1962 F1 car in the storage facility. We don't know what happened to the #53 car, we lost it around 1990- but we have descriptions, codes, and serial numbers for it if anyone steps forward saying they have it. #87 is currently on display in the UnisCo Museum.
#87 was driven by Danny Ognais, #53 by Lamberto Leoni.
Argentina: (#87) 2nd place finish. (#53) 4th place finish.
Brazil: (#87) 3rd place finish. (#53) mechanical failure.
South Africa: Didn't enter.
US West: (#87) 1st place finish. (#53) 3rd place finish.
Monaco: (#87) 5th place finish. (#53) 3rd place finish.
Belgium: (#87) 6th place finish. (#53) 5th place finish.
Spain: Didn't enter.
Sweden: Didn't enter.
France: (#87) crashed. (#53) 3rd place finish.
Great Britain: (#87) 10th place. (#53) 6th place.
West Germany: (#87) 2nd place. (#53) 3rd place.
Austria: (#87) 2nd place. (#53) 1st place.
The Netherlands: Didn't enter.
Italy: (#87) retired. (#53) 1st place.
US: (#87) 2nd place. (#53) retired.
Canada: Didn't enter.
Total points: 80. Best finish: 1st.
Suspension: Front- Double wishbone. Back- Double wishbone.
Engine: Unis Flat-12.
Transmission: 6-speed sequential.
Chassis: Aluminum monocoque.
Fuel: TRICK Instant Horsepower.
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- Wingspan 8.6ft (2.6m)
- Length 19.5ft (5.9m)
- Height 4.6ft (1.4m)
- Empty Weight 1,187lbs (538kg)
- Loaded Weight 1,324lbs (600kg)
- Wing Loading 439,839.3lbs/ft2 (2,147,483.6kg/m2)
- Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
- Drag Points 2595
- Number of Parts 536
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 1,849