The Lotus 80's late arrival (and early departure - only used in three Grand Prix) did little to help Lotus' 1979 World Championship chances. It never lived up to the early achivements of its predecessor and it would be another five years until Lotus once again returned to winning ways.
Where's the front wing gone? (Actually all the downforce was to be provided by "ground effect" under the sidepods, however wings could be put on when that wasn't the case...)
TGP F1, Silverstone, July 2005
Team Lotus 50th Birthday, Hethel Test Track, August 2004