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Andretti fires successful opening salvo in Argentina

On this day in 1978, Mario Andretti kicked off his championship winning year with Lotus by winning the season-opening Argentine Grand Prix. The American was still driving the team's 78 car in Buenos Aires, with Colin Chapman's mighty 79 ground-effect design only appearing a few months later at the sixth round in Belgium, where the American would clinch his second win of the six he would achieve that year. Mario Andretti
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