1978 Argentine Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
Argentina
Circuit
Round
1
Laps
52
Pole
Fastest Lap
Villeneuve, 1m 49.76s
1978 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Mario Andretti

5

John Player Team Lotus

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 37m 4.47s

9

2

3

Niki Lauda

1

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT45C-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

1h 37m 17.68s

6

3

7

Patrick Depailler

4

Elf Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 008-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 37m 18.11s

4

4

2

James Hunt

7

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M26-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 37m 20.52s

3

5

2

Ronnie Peterson

6

John Player Team Lotus

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 38m 19.32s

2

6

3

Patrick Tambay

8

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M26-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 38m 24.37s

1

7

5

Carlos Reutemann

11

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T2 (Michelin)

1h 38m 27.07s

0

8

1

Gilles Villeneuve

12

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T2 (Michelin)

1h 38m 43.35s

0

9

8

Emerson Fittipaldi

14

Fittipaldi Automotive

Fittipaldi F5A-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 38m 45.07s

0

10

5

Jody Scheckter

20

Walter Wolf Racing

Wolf WR4-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 38m 47.97s

0

11

2

Jochen Mass

9

ATS Racing Team

ATS HS1-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 38m 53.54s

0

12

1

Jean-Pierre Jarier

10

ATS Racing Team

ATS HS1-Ford (Goodyear)

51 laps

0

13

11

Brett Lunger

30

Liggett Group with BS Fabrications

McLaren M23-Ford (Goodyear)

51 laps

0

14

9

Didier Pironi

3

Elf Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 008-Ford (Goodyear)

51 laps

0

15

1

Clay Regazzoni

17

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN8A-Ford (Goodyear)

51 laps

0

16

8

Jacques Laffite

26

Equipe Ligier Gitanes

Ligier JS7-Matra (Goodyear)

50 laps Engine

0

17

1

Hans-Joachim Stuck

16

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN8A-Ford (Goodyear)

50 laps

0

18

6

Vittorio Brambilla

19

Team Surtees

Surtees TS19-Ford (Goodyear)

50 laps

0

DNQ

Divina Galica

24

Olympus Cameras with Hesketh

Hesketh 308E-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Hector Rebaque

25

Team Rebaque

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Eddie Cheever

32

Theodore Racing Hong Kong

Theodore TR1-Ford (Goodyear)

0

R

Arturo Merzario

37

Team Merzario

Merzario A1-Ford (Goodyear)

9 laps Differential

0

R

Alan Jones

27

Williams Grand Prix Engineering

Williams FW06-Ford (Goodyear)

36 laps Fuel vapourisation

0

R

John Watson

2

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT45C-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

41 laps Engine

0

R

Danny Ongais

22

Team Tissot Ensign

Ensign N177-Ford (Goodyear)

35 laps Distributor

0

R

Lamberto Leoni

23

Team Tissot Ensign

Ensign N177-Ford (Goodyear)

28 laps Engine

0

R

Rupert Keegan

18

Team Surtees

Surtees TS19-Ford (Goodyear)

4 laps Overheating

0

Circuit - Buenos Aires

Country

Argentina

Location

Buenos Aires

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.709 (Miles)

Record

Nelson Piquet (Brabham BT49C-Ford), 1m45.287, 126.819 mph, F1, 1981

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