1978 British Grand Prix

(Our centre spread this month depicts the event in colour)

Brands Hatch, July 16th.

Variety is something which the British Grand Prix always provides, fluctuating as it does from the pleasant garden-party atmosphere of the Silverstone airfield cicuit to the wire-mesh fence confines of the cramped and over-crowded stadium at Brands Hatch. Anyone who was at the British Grand Prix this year will know that you can get a quart into a pint pot. The fairly spacious pit-lane, overlooked by a new timekeepers bridge was well filled on Friday morning, when practice began. There were thirty aspirants for the twenty-six places on the grid and their cars together with twenty-one spare cars provided a very full and busy scene. More remarkable was the paying spectator crowd that poured into the circuit from early morning, for it was a crowd that any Formula Two organiser would have loved to have seen on race day, and this was only the first day of Grand Prix practice.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Brands Hatch

Country

Britain

Location

Fawkham, Kent

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.6136 (Miles)

Record

Nigel Mansell (Williams FW11-Honda), 1m09.593, 135.200 mph, F1, 1986

3,257

Championships

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18,882

Results

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17,907

Drivers

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11,844

Teams

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885

Circuits

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