ENSIGN N179 - 1979 F1 SEASON (V2) - Mug

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The modified N177 was used for the opening two rounds of the year by Derek Daly before he switched to the N179 for the South African Grand Prix. As it turned out, this was not really a step forward as the stack of radiators mounted in front of the driver was not very efficient. Daly failed to qualify and for the next round scoops were added but this was hardly an improvement. Eventually, the car was redesigned and the radiators were moved back to the side-pods. This did little to improve the results and Daly, Patrick Gaillard and Marc Surer only managed to qualify the car for only a handful of Grands Prix.

The results during 1979 were terrible. The last bet to save the year was to replace Frenchman Patrick Gaillard with Swiss Marc Surer for the last 3 races of the year. Ensign had secured a new sponsor: Rainbow Jeans. But the results did not come and Ensign did not score points in 1979.

At the end of the year, the Ensign team was dramatically reshuffled and Baldwin was replaced by Ralph Bellamy and Nigel Bennett. Together they started with a clean sheet ahead for the all-new N180.

• Ceramic
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• White and glossy