1978 Brazilian Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
Brazil
Circuit
Round
2
Laps
63
Pole
Fastest Lap
Reutemann, 1m 43.07s
1978 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

3

Carlos Reutemann

11

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T2 (Michelin)

1h 49m 59.86s

9

2

5

Emerson Fittipaldi

14

Fittipaldi Automotive

Fittipaldi F5A-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 50m 48.99s

6

3

7

Niki Lauda

1

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT45C-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

1h 50m 56.88s

4

4

1

Mario Andretti

5

John Player Team Lotus

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 51m 32.98s

3

5

10

Clay Regazzoni

17

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN8A-Ford (Goodyear)

62 laps

2

6

13

Didier Pironi

3

Elf Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 008-Ford (Goodyear)

62 laps

1

7

13

Jochen Mass

9

ATS Racing Team

ATS HS1-Ford (Goodyear)

62 laps

0

8

13

John Watson

2

Parmalat Racing Team

Brabham BT45C-Alfa Romeo (Goodyear)

61 laps

0

9

5

Jacques Laffite

26

Equipe Ligier Gitanes

Ligier JS7-Matra (Goodyear)

61 laps

0

10

8

Riccardo Patrese

36

Arrows Racing Team

Arrows FA1-Ford (Goodyear)

59 laps

0

11

3

Alan Jones

27

Williams Grand Prix Engineering

Williams FW06-Ford (Goodyear)

58 laps

0

DNS

Lamberto Leoni

23

Team Tissot Ensign

Ensign N177-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Divina Galica

24

Olympus Cameras with Hesketh

Hesketh 308E-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Jean-Pierre Jarier

10

ATS Racing Team

ATS HS1-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Arturo Merzario

37

Team Merzario

Merzario A1-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Vittorio Brambilla

19

Team Surtees

Surtees TS19-Ford (Goodyear)

0

DNQ

Eddie Cheever

32

Theodore Racing Hong Kong

Theodore TR1-Ford (Goodyear)

0

R

Patrick Depailler

4

Elf Team Tyrrell

Tyrrell 008-Ford (Goodyear)

8 laps Brakes

0

R

Ronnie Peterson

6

John Player Team Lotus

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

15 laps Accident damage

0

R

James Hunt

7

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M26-Ford (Goodyear)

25 laps Accident

0

R

Patrick Tambay

8

Marlboro Team McLaren

McLaren M26-Ford (Goodyear)

34 laps Accident

0

R

Gilles Villeneuve

12

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 312T2 (Michelin)

35 laps Accident

0

R

Rupert Keegan

18

Team Surtees

Surtees TS19-Ford (Goodyear)

5 laps Accident

0

R

Hans-Joachim Stuck

16

Shadow Racing Team

Shadow DN8A-Ford (Goodyear)

25 laps Fuel pump

0

R

Hector Rebaque

25

Team Rebaque

Lotus 78-Ford (Goodyear)

40 laps Driver exhaustion

0

R

Jody Scheckter

20

Walter Wolf Racing

Wolf WR1-Ford (Goodyear)

16 laps Accident damage

0

R

Danny Ongais

22

Team Tissot Ensign

Ensign N177-Ford (Goodyear)

13 laps Brakes

0

R

Brett Lunger

30

Liggett Group with BS Fabrications

McLaren M23-Ford (Goodyear)

11 laps Overheating

0

Circuit - Rio de Janeiro

Country

Brazil

Location

Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.126 (Miles)

Record

Riccardo Patrese (Williams FW12C-Renault), 1m32.507, 121.652 mph, F1, 1989

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