We still think that winning is the name of the racing game and that if you win more races than anyone else you are a worthy champion. The success of a car design can be judged by its victories. This page of winners of the Grand Prix races of 1978 is self-explanatory.
Carlos Reutemann: 1st Brazilian GP, 1st USA West GP, 1st British GP, 1st USA East GP.
Niki Lauda: 1st Swedish GP, 1st Italian GP.
Mario Andretti: Argentine GP, Belgian GP, Spanish GP, French GP, German GP, Dutch GP, 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st.
Patrick Depailler: 1st Monaco GP.
Ronnie Peterson: 1st S. African GP, 1st Austrian GP.
Gilles Villeneuve: 1st Canadian GP.
Lotus 78 — Cosworth V8: Two victories.
Lotus 79 — Cosworth V8: Six victories