iRacing.com has released two screenshots of the Lotus 79, the first Formula One car to make its way into the online racing simulation. The shots show the historic British racing car at Watkins Glen, sporting the legendary John Player Special livery in a slightly changed form.
Driven by notable drivers such as Mario Andretti and Ronnie Peterson, the 79 was the first Formula One car to make full use of ground effect aerodynamics. The car scored 7 wins in 26 races, helping Mario Andretti to win the 1978 Formula One world championship.
The addition of the car will most likely get many European sim racers interested in iRacing as you don’t often get a chance to drive a fully laser-scanned legendary Formula One car elsewhere. The Lotus is expected to be available with the new build of iRacing’s simulation.