ENSIGN N179 - 1979 F1 SEASON - Mug

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The Ensign N179 will go down in history as one of the ugliest cars to have entered an F1 World Championship. Why? well, the front of the car featured something that resembled a staircase. The N179 featured a gigantic radiator that extended from the front wing and covered the entirety of the car’s anterior. As a result, fans referred to the car as a cheesegrater. In this configuration the Ensign N179 participated only in the South African GP and did not qualify for the race (25th) in the hands of the Irish driver Derek Daly.

Ensign was a low budget F1 team but that didn’t stop designer Dave Baldwin from thinking big. Unfortunately, the car failed to deliver on track. The team entered 11 races in the 1979 season and failed to score a single point.

• Ceramic
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• White and glossy

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